Biology AS/A2 Level at Gillingham School
Biology is an entry requirement for veterinary medicine and essential for a career in medicine, dentistry or other areas of health care. Apart from its value as a way of gaining entry to certain careers and courses, we believe that it is a fascinating subject, one that we hope students enjoy studying.
Biology is the study of life and living processes. It contains many topics ranging from the evolution of life to genetic engineering and involves a lot of practical work. You will also often be involved in group-work, carrying out experiments and examining both cells and tissues microscopically. As part of a well-resourced department, you will be guided and supported throughout this exciting course. You will study a broad range of biological topics over the two years and learn how to apply your knowledge and develop transferable skills such as data analysis and practical design.
You will have the opportunity to participate in a one day non-residential field course at Studland to enable you to experience first-hand practical ecology as part of Module3: Ecosystems and Sustainability for A2 Biology. There are also other one day visits which enhance and consolidate your learning.
Unit One: Cells, Exchange and Transport.
Unit Two: Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health.
Unit Three: Practical Skills in Biology (internally assessed).
Unit Four: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy
Unit Five: Control, Genomes and Environment
Unit Six: Practical Skills in Biology
B grade in GCSE Additional Science or B grade in GCSE Biology
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gillingham School directly.