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Biology at Charnwood College

Course description

Why should you consider taking this course?


This course develops knowledge and understanding of biological concepts. There is an emphasis on practical techniques and applying knowledge to broader, real life themes. This course is highly regarded by employers and universities.

At Charnwood College, the Biology department consists of a dynamic group of teachers in a supportive and encouraging environment, to enable students to achieve their full potential. We use a range of learning styles to deliver the course, including preparing and delivering presentations, hosting debates and conducting practical experiments.

Course content

What is covered at AS?
1. Biological molecules
2. Cells
3. Organisms that exchange substances with
their environment
4. Genetic information, variation and
relationships between organisms

 

What is covered at A2?
1. Biological molecules
2. Cells
3. Organisms that exchange substances with their
environment
4. Genetic information, variation and relationships
between organisms
5. Energy transfers in and between organisms
6. Organisms respond to changes in their internal
and external environments
7. Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
8. The control of gene expression

Entry requirements

You need at least 2 B’s at GCSE Science and preferably a B at GCSE Mathematics.

Future opportunities

What careers could this course help prepare you for?

This course will allow you to access Medicine, Veterinary Science, Biological Research-based careers, Genetics, Education and many others. In fact, a qualification in A level Biology opens the door to a wide array of careers.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charnwood College directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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