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Biology A Level at Southern Consortium Sixth Form

Course description

The course allows you to explore the following topics:

  1. Biological molecules
  2. Cells
  3. Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  4. Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  5. Energy transfers in and between organisms
  6. Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
  7. Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  8. The control of gene expression

Together with these topics are embedded core practical’s which you will log in a log book.

Entry requirements

Students need to have grade B or above in GCSE science and have grade C / Level 5 or above in English and Maths.

Assessment

  • 3 papers Paper 1 35%, Paper 2 35%, Paper 3 30%

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Future opportunities

According to bestcourse4me.com, the top seven degree courses taken by students who have an A-level in Biology are:

  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sport and exercise science
  • Medicine
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology and Pathology Pharmacology
  • Toxicology and Pharmacy Chemistry.

Studying Biology at university gives you all sorts of exciting career options, including:

  • Clinical molecular geneticist
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Pharmacologist
  • Research scientist
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Soil scientist
  • Dentist
  • Doctor.

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What other students have said about the course

"If you enjoy Biology at GCSE then it's worth studying at A-Level as the 'Human' aspect of the course is very enjoyable and fascinating, in my opinion"

"One of the hardest and challenging subjects I have taken on but I have gained so many skills"

"Perceived easy but it is a hard subject, you have to keep on top of your independent study"

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southern Consortium Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 30 November 2017
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    • Eastbury Sixth Form provides a supportive environment in which students feel valued, grow in confidence and fulfill their academic, moral and social potential by combining high expectations with a powerful support network.

      Our Sixth form results for both academic and vocational courses are amongst the very best in Barking and Dagenham and many of our students go on to attend the country’s most competitive Universities and Apprenticeships.

      By joining Eastbury Sixth Form as part of the Southern Consortium students are choosing to become part of a thriving community with an ever-growing reputation for academic excellence, a comprehensive enrichment programme and post-18 support to ensure every student leaves on an aspirational and well-matched progression route.

      We place a high emphasis on not just the academic attainment of our students, but also their moral and social development.  We offer a wide range of trips, events and workshops to ensure all our students leave as confidant, independent and responsible young adults with an appetite to continue their learning with vigor and enthusiasm.

      We are all extremely proud to be part of the sixth form community, no more so than when visitors comment on the happy and purposeful atmosphere they find here; this comes from the warm relationships which exist between staff and students, creating a community in which each person is valued, can flourish, and achieve their full potential.

      Consortium Transport

      The Consortium provides a friendly and efficient bus service, which is free to students, that moves students at lesson changes between Consortium school sites.