Biology A Level at Highlands School
You will develop practical skills by planning experiments, collecting data, analysing experimental results and making conclusions. You will also learn how scientific models are developed, the applications and implications of science, the benefits and risks that science brings and the ways in which society uses science to make decisions.
3 units at AS Level, including:
- Unit 1 Lifestyle, transport, genes and health
- Unit 2 Development, plants and the environment
- Unit 3 Practical skills
3 units at A2, including:
- Unit 4 The Natural environment and species survival
- Unit 5 Energy, exercise and coordination
- Unit 6 Investigation
Grade B or better in GCSE Additional Science or Biology
Units 1, 2, 4 & 5 are externally assessed written examination papers. Unit 3 is internally assessed practical work. Unit 6 is an internally assessed investigation.
- An undergraduate degree in a life sciences, medicine, environmental or forensic science
- Employment, for example in the areas of biological testing, biotechnology, independent research and the food industry.
There is a compulsory field trip in Year 13
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Highlands School directly.