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Biology A Level at Bitterne Park School

Course description

The course is divided into 6 modules, each covering different key concepts of biology. Teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical topics and they are assessed through the written papers.

Modules 1 to 4 constitute the stand-alone AS Level qualification examined in 2 papers; Modules 1 to 6, combined with the Practical Endorsement, constitute the full A Level and is examined in 3 papers.

  • Module 1: Development of practical skills – this module covers the practical skills that students will develop throughout the course.
  • Module 2: Foundations in biology covers concepts required throughout the remaining modules, such as, cell structure, biological molecules, nucleic acids, enzymes etc
  • Modules 3 and 4: These are AS topics covering exchange and transport and biodiversity, evolution and disease.
  • Modules 5 and 6: These are A Level topics only and cover communication, homeostasis and energy as well as genetic, evolution and ecosystems.

Why this course

Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from the molecular level through to the study of ecosystems.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade C or above, including English (preferably B or above), Maths and either:

  • GCSE Biology and either GCSE Chemistry or GCSE Physics – both at grade B or above
  • GCSE Core and Additional Science – both at grade B or above

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years