Biology AS/A2 at Christ's College Guildford
Biology is the study of life. The course is as diverse as the living world itself. Although you will explore applied topics such as the mode of action of durgs, biosensors, stem cells, cloning and genetic manipulation, the course concentrates mainly on an in-depth study and understanding of the fundamental processes of life. In most cases, the human situation is compared to that of other organisms with an emphasis on evolutionary relationships and adaptation. If you want a challenging, rigorous and varied A level course, then AS Biology is the option for you.
Unit 1 - Biology & Disease
Unit 2 - The Variety of Living Organisms
Unit 3 - Pracitcal Investigation
Unit 4 - Populations & Environment
Unit 5 - Control in Cells and Organisms
Unit 6 - Practical Investigation
The course is delivered using a wide range of teaching styles, including experimental work, group work, discussions, short talks and poster presentations by students. Key facts and concepts are delivered using: interactive hand-outs, videos, practical demonstrations and extensive use of ICT.
Any potential student must have gained 5 good A* to C GCSE grades including English and Maths. Students are expected to have achieved B grades in two Science GCSE’s. Due to the mathematical content of the course, it is advised candidates have a grade B in Mathematics too.
Biology can lead to careers in an enormous variety of areas including Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and other Biomedical vocations. It also provides the foundation for branches of the Biological Services, such as Physiology, Biochemistry, Ecology, Pharmacology, Marine Biology and others.
To find out more about this qualification, contact the Sixth Form Centre on SFP@christscollege.surrey.sch.uk or call us on 01483 484511.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ's College Guildford directly.