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Biology A-Level at The McAuley Catholic High School

Course description

Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from molecular biology to the study of ecosystems ranging from microorganisms to mammals.

It is a very popular subject at A level and complements many other Science and non-science subjects.

The course is designed to encourage students to develop essential knowledge and understanding in Biology, an understanding of scientific methods and an awareness of advances in technology. It emphasises the way in which scientists work and the contributions of science to modern society and develops the enjoyment of and interest in Biology.

Entry requirements

A minimum of B grades in the examined units of GCSE Biology (not including the ISA unit) and GCSE Mathematics. OR A minimum of B grades in the examined units of GCSE Core Science, Additional Science (not including the ISA units) and GCSE Mathematics.

Future opportunities

People will always require healthy food, novel medicines, clean water, sensibly-produced crops, and fuel that is carbon neutral. Without a work force well trained in the biological sciences, none of this will happen. Biology A Level is an essential part of the progression to biology-based careers and degree. For a biology-based career the study of Chemistry at A level is highly recommended.

Students will receive textbooks, revision guides, model answer packs and past papers. Most materials are available electronically. Students would benefit from reading related publications such as New Scientist and Biological Sciences Review.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The McAuley Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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