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Biology - A Level at St Gregory the Great Catholic School

Course description

AS Biology is divided into three units
Unit 1 Biology and Disease covers the fundamental processes that keep our body healthy and the causes and consequences of common diseases. Through a variety of activities during lesson time and through independent study, students develop skills in data handling, written communication, evaluation of data and evidence, and laboratory work including risk assessment and management.
Unit 2 The Variety of Living Organisms explores the variety of living organisms starting at the biochemical, genetic and cellular level so that students come to understand how environment influences can affect the diversity of species on the planet. Students will build on those skills developed during Unit1 through a broad range of practical activities.
Unit 3 is the practical component of the course and is integrated into the teaching of units 1 and 2. This is, however, examined separately through a practical exam. Pupils will learn safe practical technique through range of activities. They will learn to collect reliable, valid, precise and accurate observations and measurements.
A2 Biology is similarly divided into three units.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 6 A*-C GCSE passes, including a grade B in this subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Gregory the Great Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years