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Biology A Level at Ursuline High School

Course description

Why choose this course: In Biology you need a critical and questioning approach, enthusiasm, and a real interest in the subject. The course develops the fundamental principles of biology and helps nurture a passion for the subject through practical investigation and engaging learning. People wishing to go further in the following fields would be well suited to the course: biological sciences, medicine/medical fields, dentistry, veterinary medicine, marine biology and forensics

Course content

- ·Students cover topics including biological molecules, cells, organisms and exchange substances.

- The course covers areas on genetics, variation, the control of gene expression

- Students study relationships between organisms, energy transfers in and between organisms, how organisms respond to changes in internal and external environments, evolution and ecosystems


The A level course assessment consists of three externally examined papers, each 2 hours in length. Practical skills are assessed through core practical activities within the two years and the theory is tested through each examination.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ursuline High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 March 2017
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