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Biology A level at St Peter's RC High School & Sixth Form Centre

Course description

The course provides an opportunity to gain a sound understanding of Biology, through the study of fundamental biological principles, whilst also exploring modern applications of Biology.

Course content

The course looks at how Biology relates both to ourselves and to the world we live in. It builds on the key areas of biology introduced at GCSE and links these to new topics. You will be introduced to the skills needed for investigative practical work. You will carry out mathematical analysis and use a wide range of resources to develop the knowledge base required for the subject.

Practical assessed coursework involves sessions where you will plan, carry out experiments, record data and analyse and evaluate the results.

In the second year you will study a number of new topics and develop the ability to apply your knowledge to unfamiliar “how science works” questions. This involves the critical analysis of data and drawing of conclusions needed in the world of science.

You will use statistical tests, discussion and essay skills to investigate important developments in Biology

Entry requirements

The general requirement to enter St Peter's Sixth Form to study 3 A levels is 5 GCSEs at grade C / level 4 or above including English and Mathematics. Equivalent qualifications will be taken into account.

Required for this course:

B in GCSE science subjects.


A-level Biology follows the new AQA specification.

Future opportunities

Biology may be taken in preparation for the further study of science subjects and is an essential subject for some careers. It is also a highly respected qualification which may be taken with other sciences or to provide a greater breadth to a student’s portfolio of subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's RC High School & Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 04 January 2017
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