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A Level Biology at Sawtry Village Academy

Course description

In this course you will find out that the origins of living things and how they work is fundamental to the world we live in. Whether your interest is in the animal world, humans or plant life, the study of biology is the key to further knowledge and discovery.

A wide variety of units are studied in the course, ranging from exploring cells and genetics to how organisms interact with their environments. There is no coursework, but your performance during practicals will be assessed.

You will look at the very building blocks of life, studying DNA, cells and genetics, and inquire into the biology of disease and what can go wrong with the various life systems. You can apply your learning to the study of the environment and gain insights into the biological effects of how we live. You will use the latest biotechnology equipment for examining DNA fragments. Biology lessons are varied with practical and field work, model-making and much more.  You will also learn to investigate and conduct research in practical situations. 

Entry requirements

An average points score of 46+, a grade B or above in Biology and at least grade C in GCSE English and maths.

Future opportunities

Biology is one of the most popular A level subjects and attracts students studying a wide range of other subjects. You will learn valuable skills such as use of deduction and taking responsibility for your own learning. Many students enjoy the subject so much that they go on to study a biology related topic at University, including medicine. Others go on to study law, computing, accounting, teaching or other subjects. Whatever work you finally choose to do, you will find biology a rewarding and challenging course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sawtry Village Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 December 2015
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  • Start date: Next September