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BIOLOGY AS/A2 (AQA) at Royds School

Course description

Biology is the study of life and living things.  You will develop the following skills:

  • Data analysis skills
  • Statistical skills
  • Literacy skills
  • Numeracy skills


Course content

AS: Biological molecules, cells, how organisms exchange substances with their environment, genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms.

A Level: Energy transfers in and between organisms, how organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments, genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above.  (Biology/Science at 6 and Maths and English at 5).


You will be assessed by written papers and practical assessments.


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Future opportunities

Career paths include those in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Pharmacology, Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy and Forensic Science.

Further information

Contact: Ms Rankine

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS in Year 12 and A2 in Year 13