Biology AS level at Cannock Chase High School
Biology plays an enormous role in our future as it increases our knowledge and understanding about the natural world in which we live. It helps us address issues of personal well-being and worldwide concerns such as the effect of climate change, threats to human health and maintaining sustainable and abundant food supplies.
• Exchange and Transport
• Biological Molecules
• Control Systems
• Genetics and Evolution
• Energy for Biological Processes
Science and Additional Science (B+) or GCSE Biology (B+), also grade B in GCSE Maths. A pass at AS level is required to enter the A2 course.
Content will be assessed at the end of the year of study; this will provide a standalone qualification. Students will sit two examinations at the end of the year, each with 50% weighting. These exams will test content, application and practical skills.
There is no coursework aspect to this qualification. However, students will have to complete a selection of twelve specified practicals that they will get a separate pass/fail result from. These practicals will be referred to in question papers.
Biology is a very useful subject to study. It offers a fantastic range of opportunities such as careers in health care such as doctors, dentists, nurses, opticians , physiotherapists, pharmacists and other careers such as Environmental Management, Forensic Science Biomedical Science, Food Science to name but a few.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cannock Chase High School directly.