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Biology A Level at Caldew School

Course description

This qualification is linear, meaning that students will sit all the AS exams at the end of their AS course and all the A Level exams at the end of their A Level Course.

Course content

Unit 1: Biological Molecules

Unit 2: Cells

Unit 3: Organisms exchange substances with their environment

Unit 4: Genetic Information variation and relationships between organisms

Unit 5: Energy transfers in and between organisms

Unit 6: Organisims respond to changes in their internal and external environment

Unit 7: Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems

Unit 8: The control of gene expression (A-level only)

The AS course will cover units 1 to 4 and the A Level units 1-8

Entry requirements

We advise that students should have Grade B or above in GCSE Science


Each unit is examined and there are opportunities to re-sit.

The usual pattern is:

Unit 1 to 4: June of the AS year

Unit 5 to 8: June of the A Level year

Future opportunities

A Level Biology provides a sound base for many degree and career options. It is particularly relevant for Medicine and Health Care, Veterinary, Agriculture, Horticulture, Bio-chemistry, Genetics, and Bio-technology. You could train to be a Zoologist, Botanist or Micro-biologist.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years