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Biology A level AQA at Wimbledon College

Course description

In Biology you need a critical and questioning approach, enthusiasm, and a real interest in the subject. The course develops the fundamental principles of biology and helps nurture a passion for the subject through practical investigation and engaging learning. People wishing to go further in the following fields would be well suited to the course: biological sciences, medicine/medical fields, dentistry, veterinary medicine, marine biology and forensics.

Course content

  • Students cover topics including biological molecules, cells, organisms and exchange substances.
  • The course covers areas on genetics, variation and relationships between organisms; energy transfers in and between organisms.
  • Students study the response to changes in internal and external environments and the control of gene expressions

Entry requirements

For Level 3 courses - five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, with at least 3 B grades entry requirement for each course – this is usually a grade B or better in each subject to be taken at Advanced Level (or BTEC3) or relevant cognate subjects as set out in the published entry requirements (see page 12) for Level 2 courses - five or more GCSEs at A*-D

Assessment

The AS course consists of two externally examined papers, each of 1 hour and 30 mins each. The A Level assessment is done through three papers, each 2 hours in length.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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