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Biology A Level at Alsager School

Course description

You can study AS or a full A level course. There will be an increasing focus on understanding “How Science/Biology works” to appreciate the applied aspects of Biology in society. Students will be expected to demonstrate good experimental skills during their Biology course and will complete experiments set by the exam board.

Course content

Topics studied at AS:
- Biological molecules
- Cells
- Exchange of substances
- Genetics and relationships between organisms.

Topics studied at A2:
- Energy transfers
- How organisms respond to their environment
- Populations, evolution and ecosystems
- Control of gene expression

Entry requirements

You will need to have gained at least two B grades in GCSE Science. You will also be expected to show a willingness to work independently and to set deadlines. Adopting the correct work ethic & doing your best is also crucial at A level.

Assessment

100% Examinations

Future opportunities

The subject has enormous applications and can be combined into a number of vocational courses at University. Many students go on to study Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacology and Biochemistry or combine Biology with other subjects, eg. Business Studies and Psychology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alsager School directly.

Last updated date: 12 January 2016
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