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Biology at Chestnut Grove Academy

Course description

Biology is one of the three Science A level subjects offered at Chestnut Grove and is taught by specialist Biology teachers. Biology is the study of life and is suitable for students who are interested in how the human body exists and develops. It deals with such interesting topics as developments in medicine, new cures for diseases, MRSA superbugs, designer babies and the cloning of embryos.

WHICH SKILLS WILL YOU ACQUIRE?

·         Problem solving

·         Application of mathematical techniques

·         How to present data

·          Ability to evaluate & draw conclusions from data

·          Practical techniques

 

Course content

LEVEL: AS Level

UNIT: 1 - Biology molecules

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LEVEL: AS Level

UNIT: 2 - Cells

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LEVEL: AS Level

UNIT: 3 - Organisms and Exchange

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LEVEL: AS Level

UNIT: 4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

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LEVEL: A2 ( A Level)

UNIT: 5 - Energy transfers in and between organisms

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LEVEL: A2 ( A Level)

UNIT: 6 - Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments

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LEVEL: A2 ( A Level)

UNIT: 7 - Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems

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LEVEL: A2 ( A Level)

UNIT: 8 - The control of gene expression

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Entry requirements

5 A*-C passes at GCSE, with at least BB grades in Science at GCSE

Assessment

Exam & practical endorsement

Future opportunities

Besides developing your thinking, planning, research and numeracy skills, this Biology qualification can lead to many different career and degree choices, such as: medicine, sports science, forensic science, teaching, marketing, research, health services, police service, business, dentistry, veterinary science, and nursing. Biology provides a broad base for further studies and success on this course is evidence that you are able to understand many different concepts and think in a logical manner.

WHICH CAREER PATHWAYS EXIST AFTER STUDYING THIS SUBJECT?

·           Zoologist, park warden

·           Environmental work

·           Healthcare

·           Plant scientist

·           War defence

Further information

WHICH SUBJECTS COMPLEMENT THIS COURSE?

·           Chemistry

·           Maths

·           Physical education

 

Contact Ms Collister, Head of Science - ncollister.212@lgflmail.org

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chestnut Grove Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years (1 for AS) 5 lessons a week

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