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Biology AS/A2 at Onslow St Audrey`s School

Course description

The Biology course is a study of the living world both plant and animal. You will be studying the fundamental ways in which living things are organised, and how they relate to each other and the world around them.
You will look at the structure and function of cells, and the biochemical reactions going on inside them. Some aspects of the physiology of plants and animals will be considered, for example the circulatory and respiratory systems, and the details of photosynthesis and respiration. Units on inheritance, ecology, and the application of biology in industry and medicine may be covered. Students will also be assessed on practical skills necessary for laboratory work.
Many of the issues which society must address relate to the biological sciences including animal experimentation, cloning, genetically modified foods, stem cells, embryo and fertility research, the human genome project and its implications. The discipline of Biology at AS and A2 Level will offer a student ways of thinking about and being involved in these debates. Biology can combine with other Sciences and Maths, but also with Humanities, Psychology, Sociology and Sports Studies. Biology is a useful starting point for many careers. It can lead to work with animals, in agriculture, medicine, or in the cutting edge industries of bio-technology, molecular biology or genetic engineering.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a B if the subject was taken
as a separate science at GCSE
Minimum of BA if Core and Additional
Science was taken.
Minimum of B grade in Mathematics
*APS: over 43 if more than one science
to be studied

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Onslow St Audrey`s School directly.

Last updated date: 16 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years