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Biology A Level at Bexhill College

Course description

Biology covers a wide range of different topics from developments in medicine to the study of the environment. It is a rapidly developing science with recent advances in fields such as artificial life. 
It is essential in overcoming major concerns such as antibiotic resistance and food production to meet the needs of an expanding population.

Course content

During the course you will cover the 
following topics:
Year 1
Biological molecules
Cells
Organisms exchange substances with their environment
Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms 

Year 2
Energy transfers in and between organisms
Organisms responses to changes in their internal and external environments
Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
The control of gene expression
 

Entry requirements

At Least 5 GCSEs Graded 9-4 Or A*-C, Preferably A B/6 In Maths, Plus Grade BB/66 Or Above In Science With A Minimum Average Of 43 GCSE Points.

Assessment

There will be 3 exams at the end of the 2 years.
Paper 1: 2 hour exam with 91 marks worth 35%
Any content from topics 1-4, including relevant practical skills
Paper 2: 2 hour exam with 91 marks worth 35%
Any content from topics 5-8, including relevant practical skills
Paper 3: 2 hour exam with 78 marks worth 30%
Any content from topics 1-8, including relevant practical skills and practical techniques 
Transferable skills - You will also develop the ability to interpret data, investigate facts and draw conclusions. You will take part in group work and discussions and develop independent study skills.

Future opportunities

It is an essential course for anyone considering a career in medicine, veterinary science or dentistry. It is a good choice for forensic science, pharmacy and nursing. It also leads to zoology, marine biology and many other disciplines.
It is a good combination with many other subjects such as Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Maths, PE, English and Sociology.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 October 2017
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