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Biology at Hazel Grove High School

Course description

The study of Biology aims to further develop your interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers in Biology. The course is designed to enable students to:

* Understand and demonstrate, through application, and provide a deeper knowledge of the skills required to investigate biological scientific concepts.

* Develop data handling skills and the ability to analyse and evaluate scientific data

* Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Biology and how they relate to each other and a range of other disciplines.

* Develop an appreciation of how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how sciences contribute to the success of the economy, society and the well being of the individual.

Entry requirements

In the main, entry depends on the attitudes and aspirations of the prospective Sixth Formers. All students should be able to demonstrate willingness to progress and a desire to do well. You must show a commitment to making the best use of opportunities available and an ability to succeed with the course you choose. In general, if you wish to study an Advanced Level course you will need a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above including Maths and English. A minimum of a B GCSE grade must be achieved in a subject if you want to study it for A level. Many subjects can be studied at A Level with a B grade in a similar subject, if the student has not studied that subject at GCSE. See individual subject details.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 June 2014

Key information

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