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A Level Biology at Moseley Park

Course description

Biology and disease.

This unit – an appreciation of the physiology of digestive and gas exchange systems requires candidates to understand basic principles including the role of enzymes as biological catalysts, and passive and active transport of substances across biological membranes.

The variety of living organisms.

Although a species may be defined in terms of similarity, there is frequently considerable variation and this is influenced by genetic and environmental factors. DNA is an information carrying molecule, and similarities and differences in the sequence of DNA result in genetic diversity.

Internal Assessment Investigative and Practical skills in AS Biology.

This unit will address the following aspects of the AS subject criteria. The ability to demonstrate and describe safe and skilful practical techniques, selecting appropriate methods; make, record and communicate reliable and valid observations and measurements; analyse, interpret, explain and evaluate the methodology, results and impact of their own and others’ experimental and investigatory activities.

Entry requirements

A/B grade or equivalent in Science, Maths and English.

Assessment

Biology and disease exam (33.3% of the total AS marks 16.7% of the total A Level marks)

The variety of living organisms exam (46.7% of the total AS marks, 23.3% of the total A Level marks)

Internal Assessment Investigative and Practical skills in AS Biology (20% of total AS marks 10% of total A Level marks).

Future opportunities

UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS

Anatomy & Physiology, Biology Sciences in various universities including Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh and Imperial College.

CAREER PATHWAYS
  1. Biological Testing
  2. Biotechnology
  3. Independent Research
  4. Food Industry
  5. Nutrition
  6. Medicine
  7. Doctor
  8. Nurse
  9. Veterinarian
  10. Zoologist/zookeeper
  11. Animal Care
  12. Veterinary nurse
  13. Scientist

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moseley Park directly.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015

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