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Biology A Level at The Hazeley Academy

Course description

The AS and A Level courses in Biology lead you through the study of all living things. The courses take you from the microscopic world of the cell through to the lifestyle impact on health and disease. You will be introduced to new concepts such as genetic variation, control of body systems, ecological sampling and specific spheres of biology such as microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, human physiology, animal behaviour and much more. You will carry out field studies in year 13.

The AS Level course is assessed through two examination papers, the A Level course through three examination papers. The AS examinations are stand alone and do not contribute to the A Level course.

Entry requirements

In order to study this course a minimum of two B grades from GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science or a minimum of a B grade from GCSE Biology and a second B grade from either GCSE Chemistry or Physics are required. Due to the demands of the course an overall B grade for GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics is also required.

Future opportunities

Biology provides the basis for students who wish to proceed to higher education to study Biology, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Marine Biology, Pharmacy, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Forensic Science, Microbiology and other scientific careers. A knowledge of Biology helps in the understanding of crucial problems affecting society including environmental and energy issues. Biology is used in many of our most important industries such as medical pharmacology, environmental fields and the food industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hazeley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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