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Biology A Level at Carisbrooke College

Course description

There are 2 pathways through this qualification: A concept-led approach that begins with a study of laws, theories and models of biology and finishes with an exploration of their practical applications. A context-led approach that begins with consideration of an application that draws on many different areas of biology and then moves on to the biological concepts underlying this application. Both approaches enable the use of motivating, up to date and contemporary contexts and we can deliver a “mix and match” of both approaches to cater for all students’ learning needs.

Course content

First year units include: Cells exchange and transport, molecules, biodiversity, food and health and practical skills in biology 1. Second year units include: Communication, homeostasis and energy, control, genomes and environment.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements into the VI Form are a minimum of 5 A*-C Grades (or equivalent Level P9 - P5 English & Mathematics) at GCSE for A levels/Level 3 courses.

Most subjects have specific entry requirements, which can be found below. If you do not meet these requirements, an interview will be necessary with the subject leader and parents or carers to determine your suitability for the course and a trial period may be agreed:

B - Biology (triple) BB - Biology (double) C or P5 - Mathematics B or P6 English .

Future opportunities

Careers in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, oceanography, forestry ecology, forensic science and environmental science are open to students with biology A level. The skills gained in Biology will also be valuable in further education and employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years