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Biology A Level 3 at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

Course description

THIS IS A 2 YEAR COURSE.

Biology

A Level

EDEXCEL Level 3 Advanced GCE in Biology

Skills that will be developed:

Analytical thinking

Problem-solving

Practical skills

Application of knowledge to unknown situations

Communication and presentation skills

Research skills

What will you learn?

The GCE course in Biology covers topics such as: risk factors for, and causes of, heart disease; genetic diseases; development of an organism; cell division and cancer; biodiversity; and natural products. Topics such as energy transfers through ecosystems; humans and the environment; immunity; maintenance of the body; and sensitivity are key topics in the second year of study. The Edexcel Biology course can be taught in either a concept-led or a context-led manner.

Entry Requirements:

You must achieve a grade 6 or better in Biology GCSE

Science and Additional Science. (A grade 7 or better is recommended)

What happens when you have finished?

Biology is regarded as a facilitating subject. This means that it is a requirement of a number of degree courses. Opting to study Biology at Advanced Level is likely to help keep your options open for Higher Education. You could take this course with other Advanced level courses, which overlap with Biology such as Chemistry, Applied Science, Physics, Geography, Sports Science or more general subjects that may not relate to the sciences, to prepare for Higher Education.

With further training, you could go into a job related to Biology or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Nurse, Scientist or Marine Biologist.

The course will also help you to develop the basic skills, under­standing and knowledge that many employers across lots of in­dustries are looking for.

Degree courses available include Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Ecology, Biochemistry, Conservation, Medicine and many more.

Biology is a relevant subject for many careers in healthcare (e.g. nurse, physiotherapist), animal care (e.g. animal nurse, vet), conservation and research (e.g. medical research).



 

Entry requirements

 

You must achieve a grade 6 or higher in Biology GCSE

Science and Additional Science. (A grade 7 or higher is recommended)

Financial information

There will be a charge for trips and visits etc.

Cost of text books year 1 - £25.19, year 2 - £25.19

 

 

Future opportunities

What other learning you could do: Biology is regarded as a facilitating subject . This means it it is a requirement of a number of degree courses. Opting to study Biology at A-Level is likely to help keep your options open for courses at University/College. You could take this course with other advanced level courses, which overlap with Biology such as Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Sports studies or more general subjects that may not relate to the sciences, to prepare for higher education. With further training, you could go into a job related to Biology or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Vet, Scientist or Marine Biologist. The course will also help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. Degree courses available include Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Ecology, Biochemistry, Conservation, Medicine and many more. Biology is a relevant subject for many careers in healthcare (e.g. nurse, physiotherapist), animal care (e.g. animal nurse, vet.), conservation and research (e.g. medical research).

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your  school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 01 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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