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Biology A level at Bradford College

Course description

You will study the following Compulsory Units:


Unit F211: Consists of three topics: cell structure and cell processes, exchange surfaces and breathing, and transport processes in animals and plants


Unit F212 : Consists of three topics: biological molecules and their reactions, food and health, and biodiversity and evolution


Unit F213 : This Unit assesses practical skills developed during the course. It consists of three practical tasks set by OCR

Unit F214 comprises four topics; Communication and Homoeostasis, Excretion, Photosynthesis and Respiration

Unit F215 comprises four topics; Cellular Control and Variation, Biotechnology and Gene Technologies, Ecosystems and Sustainability, and Responses to the Environment

F216 Practical Skills - This Unit assesses practical skills developed throughout the course.

Course content

Year One:

You will be taught for five hours (two sessions) per week.

Unit F211 is covered in the first term and examined in January; Unit F212 is covered in the second and third terms terms and is examined in June


Unit F213 (worth 20%) assesses practical skills developed within the study of the other two Units. You will be required to carry out three tasks set by OCR.

Year Two:

You will be taught for five hours (two sessions) per week and take examinations in June.

Unit F214 is covered in the first term and Unit F215 is covered between January and June.

Practical skills for Unit F216 are developed during the year.

You are required to carry out three practical tasks set by OCR (this may involve a residential trip).

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade B or above including BB or above in GCSE Science + Additional Science (or GCSE Biology at Grade B) and GCSE Mathematics at Grade B and GCSE English Language at Grade B.

If you have done GCSE Science + Additional Applied Science you should look at the AS in Applied Science (Double Award) course.

Assessment

  • External examinations in January and June. Each Unit is tested by a written exam
  • Practical skills are assessed by three tasks set by OCR.

Future opportunities

  • Practical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Observational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Evaluative skills

Further information

For further information please visit our website or contact our admissions department on 01274 433333.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bradford College directly.

Last updated date: 26 January 2016
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