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Biology - A Level at Wigan UTC

Course description

Biology is a complex and broad science. You will enjoy this course if you are interested in all aspects of living organisms, how they work and how they interact with their environment. You will develop a logical approach to problem solving combined with practical applications in experiments and fieldwork.
Biology A level is split into six modules: Modules 1 to 6, combined with the Practical Endorsement, constitute the full A Level. The modules can be summarised as: 
Module 1: Development of practical skills – this module underpins the whole of the specification, and covers the practical skills that students should develop throughout the course. The practical skills in this module can be assessed within written examinations and (for A Level only) within the Practical Endorsement. 
Module 2: Foundations in biology – covering concepts required throughout the remaining modules. 
Module 3: Exchange and transport
Module 4: Biodiversity, evolution and disease
Module 5: Communications, homeostasis and energy
Module 6: Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
Sumilar courses to this are:
BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science
BTEC Level 3 in Sport & Exercise Science
A Level Physics
A Level Chemistry

Entry requirements

BTEC courses

At least 5 at grades   A*-C   Including English & Maths

At least 5 at grades   9-4     Including English & Maths


A Levels

Grade 6 or above in the subject required to study


There are three written A level Papers:
Paper 1 assesses the content from Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5.
Paper 2 assesses the content from Modules 1, 2, 4 and 6.
Paper 3 assesses the content from Modules 1 to 6. 
Your certificate will include a practical endorsement.

Financial information

Government funded if aged 16-19.

Future opportunities

A level Biology can open up a range of careers and higher education courses in medicine, veterinary science and dentistry, optometry, physiotherapy, pharmaceutical sciences, forensic science, biomedical and biological sciences, environmental health and food sciences.
A level biology can also help gain direct entry into employment, especially into the scientific and related sectors.

Further information

Based in Wigan Town Centre, study a variety of courses at Wigan UTC, including:

BTEC Level 2 Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Electronic Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Manufacture Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Design Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Sport & Exercise Science

BTEC Level 3 Applied Science

BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care

BTEC Level 3 Child Development

BTEC Level 3 Business

A Level Maths

A Level Physics

A Level Chemistry

A Level Biology

A Level Business

A Level Product Design


GCSE English Resit

GCSE Maths Resit

And More.....


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Last updated date: 02 October 2017
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