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BIOLOGY A LEVEL (RPA) at Richmond Park Academy - RPA

Course description

Biology is concerned with living things and with many of today’s problems. As such, studying biology could give you the skills to overcome sickness, produce more food and conserve natural resources. Biologists work in many fields but some of the main areas of employment are health services, agricultural services, environmental protection, food sciences, education and in the pharmaceutical industry.

Course content

The exam board for Key Stage 5 is AQA, we offer all three sciences at A Level and they are very popular. In biology, students will study the human body, ecological relationships and genetic variation. All students have some key practical activities which they are expected to carry out and will get assessed on the skills they gained from doing so, however, in addition to this all topics lend themselves well to a plethora of lab work and help hone the students’ practical skills.

AS 

Unit 1: Biological molecules 
Unit 2: Cells 
Unit 3: Organisms exchange substances with their environment 
Unit 4: Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

A Level 

Unit 5: Energy transfers in and between organisms 
Unit 6: Organisms respond to change in their internal and external environments  Unit 7: Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems

Entry requirements

Additional & Core or Triple Science GCSE grade 6 Mathematics GCSE grade 6, English GCSE grade 6

Future opportunities

Biology is one of the nation’s most popular A Level subjects. Students who study biology at A Level often progress to biology related degree courses such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary sciences, pharmacology, nursing, zoology, ecology and conservation, microbiology and genetics. Other university applicants choose subjects like economics, law, accounting, computing and teaching. Biology combines successfully with a variety of other subjects, such as chemistry, physics, geography, mathematics, economics, sports science and psychology. Biologists can find employment in a variety of areas working, for example, in the health services, in agriculture, in environmental protection, in food sciences, in education and in the Pharmaceutical industry.

Further information

EXAM BOARD: AQA

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond Park Academy - RPA directly.

Last updated date: 07 December 2017
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