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Biology A-level at South Essex College

Course description

Year one:

  • biological molecules
  • cells
  • organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Year two:

  • energy transfers in and between organisms
  • organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
  • genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • the control of gene expression

Additionally 12 core practical activities will be carried out throughout the A-level programme.

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  • biology, chemistry and physics or Double Award Science at grade B or above
  • maths at grade six/grade B or above
  • English language at grade six/grade B or above
  • two additional GCSEs at grade C or above

Financial information

  • written examinations: 80%
  • internal practical assessment: 20%

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

  • higher education at university or college to study medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, marine biology, forensic science, nursing or physiotherapy

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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    • Located in the heart of Southend town centre and right next to Southend Central Station, our Southend Campus is where we offer our A-level courses and an impressive range of vocational subjects, backed up by realistic work environments and cutting-edge technology.