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Biology A level at Edgbarrow School

Course description

Biology involves the study of a wide range of topics ranging from molecular Biology to the study of ecosystems and from microorganisms to mammals. It offers the opportunity to examine the background to areas such as GM foods, conservation of species, cloning, vaccines and ‘factory farming’.
A wide range of learning and teaching styles are involved, with the emphasis on group work, problem solving and independent research as well as the development of investigative skills through practical work.
This subject falls under the Governmental curriculum changes for 2015.  As a result, currently, it is our intention to no longer offer an AS Level qualification in this subject;  students can only study the linear A-Level course which will have final exams at the end of Year 13 only.


Entry requirements

GCSE A grade for triple or additional Science. Candidates predicted a grade B in Science will be considered following a consultation with the Head of Department.

Future opportunities

The skills that are acquired in the study of Biology equip students for a variety of careers in the health and clinical professions as well as biologically related university courses.  Other students use Biology as a valuable subject to take them onto a wide variety of other further and higher education courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 October 2016

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