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Biology AS and A level at Eastbrook Comprehensive School

Course description

We are currently offering 2 Biology courses in the North East Consortium. The courses aim to stimulate, develop and sustain an interest in Biology or Human Biology. A good understanding of biological facts and principles will be developed, with particular emphasis on the human, social and applied aspects of the subject. Biology is the study of life, from the simplest organism to the most complex multi-cellular organism. Starting from the basics of biochemistry and cell biology, students will build an understanding of how living systems work, and how sometimes they go wrong in disease.  Students will also further develop their experimental skills when investigating a number of topics within the syllabus.  

Entry requirements

You need at least a grade ‘C’ in GCSE Maths and ‘B’ in  English as well as ‘BB’ in Science to study Biology at AS level.

In order to guarantee progression on to the A2 course you will need to achieve at least a grade D at AS  level. 

Excellent attendance and punctuality are essential.  You will be required to complete independent research and study. You will need to complete all homework on time and to the required standard. You are expected to take responsibility for your revision and attend any support sessions which are offered when preparing for the examination. 


Students are assessed through external examinations and internal practical  assessments  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eastbrook Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September