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Biology AS Level at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study:

  • Cells, exchange and transport (AS)
  • Molecules, biodiversity, food and health (AS)
  • Practical skills in biology 1 (AS)
  • Communications, homeostasis, and energy (A2)
  • Control, genomes and environment
  • Practical skills in biology 2

Course content

Are you keen to learn more about how our bodies work, how cells work together and allow our bodies to function, and how all of this works with the environment?

Do you enjoy analysing and solving problems?

Do you want a rewarding and challenging career?

Then Biology is right for you!

Biology happens all around us, it governs who we are. As you understand it more, you can appreciate how much every bit of our lives depends on our understanding of this.

By taking Biology you develop some very useful skills that can be applied well outside of the subject discipline; these include problem solving, numeracy and practical skills as well as developing a broad scientific background. As a result it is a highly respected and useful qualification for higher education and employment in a wide range of areas.

This is a one year course.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have:

Five or more GCSEs at Grade C including English and maths and a grade B in science (specified at higher grades depending on individual subject choices)


You will be assessed through externally assessed written papers and coursework practical units.

Future opportunities

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

Pursue a career in a whole range of science related careers from laboratory work, research work to engineering, dentistry, pharmacy and medicine


Progress on to university to study for your chosen career, or seek employment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.