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Biology A Level at St Benedict's Catholic School

Course description

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology

Module 2 – Foundations in biology

Module 3 – Exchange and transport

Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease

Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy

Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems

Entry requirements

Students need a minimum of a grade A in Additional Science at GCSE or in GCSE Biology


There are three papers. Paper 1 and 2 each worth 37% of the final mark. Paper 3, worth 26% of the final mark. We will also be reporting on the students practical skills alongside the A level mark but this does not form part of the mark they get.

Future opportunities

The qualification allows for a number of progression routes:

- Higher Education: the Advanced award provides a sound basis for progression to a range of HE courses, e.g. medicine, dentistry nursing biochemical sciences, biological sciences, environmental biology;

- Employment: various science sectors: chemical industry, health care, leisure and associated industries, medical and laboratory-based science, food and catering industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Benedict's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2017
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