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Biology at St Julie's Catholic High School

Course description

The A Level Biology course offers an exciting chance to study life in all its diversity.

The course begins inside the human body looking at key systems their structure, how they work and what happens when they go wrong. Genes and genetics are the basis of life and their study at this level will answer some of the
questions of why organisms are all so different. Cutting edge technology such as gene therapy and genetic fingerprinting will prove fascinating. Population studies will give an idea of the fine balance that is needed in nature and in human populations and the consequences of upsetting this balance.
The course ends with a further look at the body and how it is controlled.

The course is assessed by written examinations, one for each unit. Practical work is an important part of the course. It provides many opportunities for scientific investigation and is the basis for examination using ISAs (Investigative Skills Assignments).

The units are as follows:

AS Biology and Disease
AS The Variety of Life
Investigative Practical Skills for AS Biology

A2 Population and Environment
A2 Control in Cells and in Organisms Investigative
Practical Skills for A2 Biology

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B or above in Biology, Maths and English

OR GCSE grade B or above in Additional Science and Maths

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

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