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Biology A-Level at The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form College

Course description

What will I be studying?

Biology is a subject which is never out of the news and would be interesting as a one year AS course or as the full A Level. Just think of gene technology, global warming, endangered species, GM foods, transplants, B.S.E., cloning; the list is endless and is growing every day. Biology can "stand alone‟ as a Science subject amongst more "Art‟ orientated subjects and is complementary to Geography, Psychology, Sociology and Sports Science, as well as Chemistry, Physics and Maths. There is a Biology residential field trip to Swanage and Studland Bay.

AS Level

Module 1: Cells, Exchange and Transport

Module 2: Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health

Module 3: Practical skills in Biology 1

A Level

Module 4: Communications, Homeostasis and Energy

Module 5: Control, Genomes and Environment

Module 6: Practical skills in Biology 2

Where can it take me?

Biology provides an excellent basis for higher education courses from medicine to marine biology and physiotherapy to psychology. It will provide you with a wide range of useful skills which are transferable to any subject or field of work.

Entry requirements

At least 4 C grades at GCSE (or equivalent) in at least 3 different subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2015

Key information

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