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Biology A Level at Warrington & Vale Royal College

Course description

If you are interested in pursuing a career within the science industry or a health related industry, then this course is for you.

Course content

The A Level course builds on and develops the concepts and skills from the GCSE science qualification and its content is very relevant for an understanding of key scientific issues and debates of the 21st Century. You will study topics like biological molecules, cells, organisms, genetics, energy transfer, evolution, ecosystems and gene technology.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement for progression onto an A Level pathway is at least five grade 5s at GCSE, including English.

We would expect students looking to study a biology A Level to have at least a grade 5 in biology or a grade 5 in combined science plus a grade 5 qualification in either physics or chemistry. You must have also achieved a grade 5 or above in maths.

We will look at each application individually and flexibly and will discuss your choice of courses.

Assessment

This is an academic course following a two year linear A Level, with terminal exams.

Financial information

N/A

Future opportunities

You can progress onto further study at university, gain an apprenticeship or go into employment.

 

Career options you might consider are;

  • Microbiologist
  • Zoologist
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Conservation officer
  • Biology teacher.

Further information

Will I complete work placements?

You will have the opportunity to undertake an appropriate work experience or internship. This will give you a real understanding of the world of work or career you are considering and will undoubtedly give you a competitive edge in any application or interviews. This will take place for most students in a block placement in June/July of Year 12.

Are trips and residentials organised during the course?

Trips and/or enrichment activities will take place on a Wednesday each week.

Are there any links with industry?

We have extensive links with employers, local industries and universities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warrington & Vale Royal College directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2017
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    • By Rail: Anyone travelling by train should disembark at Central Station in Warrington. Our Winwick Road Campus is around a 20 minute walk along the A49 (you will pass the Warrington Wolves RLFC stadium and the Tesco supermarket on your left).

      By Bus: Warrington & Vale Royal College is easily accessible by bus from the town centre and nearby Cheshire districts. Bus numbers* 19, 20, 21, 22 from the Warrington Bus Station to Winwick Road Campus.

      *Please note bus numbers are subject to change.