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Biology A Level at Grace Academy

Course description

Grace Academy offers students the opportunity to study the OCR Biology A specification at KS5. This is a two-year course after which pupils will gain a full GCE A level qualification, suitable for pursuing a career in science or the study of biology through higher education.

Course content

A-Level Biology is a highly desired and respected qualification that develops a candidate’s skill in a variety of areas coveted by employers. As well as broadening their understanding of the world around us, candidates will develop real practical skills which can be applied to a variety of hands on jobs. Studying Biology at KS5 allows an opportunity to stretch your learning from GCSE Science, and to develop an array of sought after transferrable skills. These skills can be applied to securing higher education prospects or a variety of hands on vocations.



Module 1 – Development of practical skills in Biology.

Module 2 – Foundations of Biology.

Module 3 – Exchange and transport.

Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease.

Module 5 – Communications, homeostasis and energy.

Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B Science and Maths.


A-Level course comprises of three units of assessments based on the 6 modules covered throughout the course. These external assessments will take place at the end of the two year course. In addition to these assessments, students will also complete a minimum of 12 practical assessments based on a pass/fail system throughout the second year.

Future opportunities

Biology A-Level is a highly respected academic A-Level that can lead to further study at the best universities in the country. Careers which involve Biology skills include; pharmacology, forensic science, genetic engineering, medicine, education, biochemistry, agriculture, nurse, midwife and cell biologist to name a few.

Further information

Our Teaching and Learning Strategy is at the core of our approach to our students and their learning. We aim to provide a learning community where students achieve excellence and where achievement is celebrated. We want you to enjoy your time at the academy and to be successful.

You will need to monitor your own progress, we want you to become self-critical and to think about how you can improve.

We will expect you to work hard and productively. Being present in the academy for as long as it is necessary for you to meet your targets and succeed in your learning.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grace Academy directly.

Last updated date: 23 December 2016
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