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Biology A Level at John Masefield High School

Course description

Biology is relevant to every aspect of your life and will give you better understanding of the world around you and lead you to question why and how Biological processes occur. Do you have a curiosity about living organisms and a desire to understand how organisms and ecosystems function?

Course content

In the second year of the course you explore further topics including the biochemical reactions in photosynthesis and respiration, the immune system, the nervous system, interactions in ecosystems and modern genetic techniques. This part of the course also sees students linking different concepts from the two years together to see the bigger picture.

Entry requirements

To have the best chance of success at A-level, ideally you need to secure at least an A or B grade (new grade 7 or 6) in Core and Additional Science or Biology at GCSE. Any student who has questions about their ability to do A-level Biology should discuss their situation with Mrs Mooney, Head of Biology.

Future opportunities

Biology is a “facilitating subject” for Russell Group universities so will be highly regarded by many top universities and employers to help you gain entry onto a wide variety of courses and jobs. There are also many career areas that A-level Biology could lead directly into, such as Medicine, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Food Production, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Conservation and Ecology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Masefield High School directly.

Last updated date: 04 October 2016

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