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A Level Biology A (Salters) Edexcel - Block D @ The Leigh Academy at LAT16 Leigh

Course description

The aims and objectives of Biology A are to enable students to develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods. They will develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills. In addition to an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject and an understanding of how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.  This is a two year A Level Course.

Course content

A Level

● Topic 1: Lifestyle, Health and Risk

● Topic 2: Genes and Health

● Topic 3: Voice of the Genome

● Topic 4: Biodiversity and Natural Resources

● Topic 5: On the Wild Side

● Topic 6: Immunity, Infection and Forensics.

● Topic 7: Run for your Life

● Topic 8: Grey Matter.

Entry requirements

  • 5+ GCSEs A*-C (9-5)
  • Grade 5+ in Mathematics  
  • BB in Core and Additional Science


You will be examined by two, one hour forty five minute, and one, two hour, final written examinations although there are practical assessments that must be fulfilled to complete the course and form part of the examinable content. 

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for an Undergraduate degree course at University.


Careers could include:

  • Lecturer
  • Microbiologist
  • Nature Conservation Officer
  • Pharmacologist
  • Research Scientist

Further information

Ian Booth, DoL Science

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years