Biology A Level at Alderman White School and Language College
The A-Level Biology course builds on the knowledge students have gained from GCSE, focusing on the application of Biology to everyday life. The subject content is studied within a number of contemporary contexts.
At AS Level these include:
- Gene Technology
- Heart Disease
- Stem Cells
- Coursework project on the conservation of endangered species.
At A2 Level students move onto to look at Biology from the perspectives of:
- Forensic Science
- Climate Change
- Exercise Physiology
- Brain Development
This is combined with a field-work residential to the beaches of Northern Ireland to complete the A2 coursework. GCE Biology is a very hands-on course, with a large practical element, designed to develop the skills used by Biologists in a variety of real-world situations. The course has been delivered in new purpose built science laboratories at Bramcote College from September 2009.
At AS Level, the course is assessed through two modular exams (80%) and one 1500 word project (20%). At A2 there are also two modular exams (80%) and one practical investigation (20%).
Students on this course have recently progressed to degree courses in Applied Biology, Microbiology, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Nursing and Forensic Science.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alderman White School and Language College directly.