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Biology at Palmer's College

Course description

Why do some people get colds all the time and others don’t? How do scientists isolate genes from one organism and transfer them to another? How can your heart beat without you telling it to do so? How do scientists know the fine details of cells? If you would like to know the answers then A-level Biology is for you.

Course content

Why do some people get colds all the time and others don’t? How do scientists isolate genes from one organism and transfer them to another? How can your heart beat without you telling it to do so? How do scientists know the fine details of cells?  If you would like to know the answers then A-level Biology is for you.

Entry requirements

Minimum of four Cs and two Bs at GCSE which must include a grade C in Maths and a B in either GCSE Biology or in both Core and Additional Science.

Financial information

You will be expected to purchase a lab coat from the College for approximately £10*.

As part of the subject - a field trip is also involved.

Future opportunities

Biology is a recognised academic subject and our students have gone on to university to study Osteopathy, Psychology, Biochemistry and Adult Nursing. It can lead on to careers in medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, marine biology, agriculture, veterinary science, as well as opportunities with many industrial, scientific and government laboratories and organisations. It is also useful for teaching.

Further information

A Biology subject leaflet is available from the College website.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Palmer's College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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    • We are a specialist sixth form college providing post-16 education in South Essex to over 2000 students. Palmer's College is a warm and welcoming college and offers a fantastic team of teaching and support staff alongside superb new facilities.  The College has spent an impressive £4.2 million to improve its student facilities over the past three years.

      There is a place for everyone at Palmer’s – our students are treated like adults, make great friends and achieve success in A-levels, BTEC and secretarial courses.