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Biology A level at The Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Pupils are taught in a variety of ways ranging from research assignments to practical investigations. The course content is interesting and as a result pupils make good progress. Progress is monitored via end of topic tests that incorporate examination questions.

Coursework follows naturally on from GCSE which means pupils are confident in the format and achieve excellent marks in this section of the course.

Course content

Topics include: pathogens and disease, the digestive system, cells, lung function and disease, heart structure and disease, variation, genetics, gas exchange, taxonomy, biodiversity, populations, respiration, photosynthesis, nutrient cycling, energy transfers, Inheritance, nervous response, oestrus, homeostasis, DNA, cloning, genetic finger printing

Entry requirements


  • Independent research
  • Practical skills.
  • Analytical skills
  • Good application of knowledge
  • Presenting of information



AS Unit 3 (20% AS marks)

A2 Unit 6 (10% A level)


Unit 1 (33% of total AS) June

Unit 2 (46% of total AS) June

Unit 4 (16% of A2) June

Unit 5 (23%) June

Future opportunities

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Vet
  • Lab work
  • Environmental Agency
  • Conservation projects
  • Sport scientist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Biologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • British Antarctic survey
  • Teaching

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017

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