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Biology A Level at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

Biology is the science of the future! It is a tremendously varied and enjoyable subject and the skills gained are valuable and relate to everyday life. Biology has an impact on many modern issues including environmental hazards, organ donation, the human genome and genetically modified organisms.

Course content

AS

Module 1: Development of Practical Skills in Biology
Skills of planning, implementing, analysis and evaluation.

Module 2: Foundations in Biology
Includes Cell Structure, Biological Molecules, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids, Enzymes, Biological Membranes, Cell Division, Cell Diversity and Cellular Organisation.

Module 3: Exchange and Transport
Includes Exchange Surfaces, Transport in Animals and Transport in Plants.

Module 4: Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease
Includes Communicable Diseases, Disease Prevention and Immune System, Biodiversity Classification and Evolution. 

A Level

Continuation of modules 1-4 as above.

Module 5: Communications, Homeostasis and Energy
Includes Communication and Homeostasis, Excretion as an example of Homeostatic Control, Neuronal Communication, Hormonal Communication, Plant and Animal Responses, Photosynthesis, Respiration.

Module 6: Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems
Includes Cellular Control, Patterns of Inheritance, Manipulating Genomes, Cloning and Biotechnology, Ecosystems, Population and Sustainability. 

Entry requirements

WHAT IS THE ENTRY PROCESS?

Please apply online or alternatively you are able to collect an application form for completion.  Following receipt of application an invite for you to attend a formal interview will be issued.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

Full level 2

FURTHER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

A minimum of five grade 4 (C) GCSEs or above including a grade 4 (C) in Maths and a grade 4 (C) in English or English Language plus two grade BB in Double Award Science or two grade B's in separate Sciences, one of which must include Biology. 

Offers subject to a satisfactory School Report. 

Assessment

At AS: Two exam papers (50% each).
At A Level: Three exam papers (37%, 37% and 26%) with 12 practical activities to demonstrate practical competence (Pass/Fail).

Future opportunities

A wide variety of jobs, including medical and paramedical, agriculture, animal care, conservation, teaching and environmental monitoring. There are many degrees and Higher National Diplomas offered in Biological Sciences including Forensics, Physiology, Ecology, Botany and Biomedical Sciences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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