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A Level: Biology at The City of Leicester College

Course description

For more information on the content of this course please contact the college

Entry requirements


For all Level 3 subjects five or more GCSE’s are required at grade C including Grade 5 in Maths & English Language.  All students must continue with Maths and English if they have not achieved a Grade 4       

BB in Double Science; if triple BBC with B in Biology                              


We follow the AQA Biology (7401/7402) syllabus: details can be found on the AQA website

The content is as follows:

At AS:-

1.Biological Molecules
3.Organisms And Their Environment
4.Genetic Variation & Relationships

At A2:-

5.Energy Transfer Between Organisms
7.Genetics and Evolution
8.Gene Expression

At AS there are two examinations covering all the content.  Practical assessment will be covered by maintaining a logbook of  6 required experimental tasks.  A complete logbook is a requirement of passing the practical skills assessment.  The theory of practical skills and data analysis is examined within the examinations.


At A2 there are 3 examinations which will cover the content of the whole AS and A2 course and 6 additional required practical. In order to progress to the A2 course it is expected that that you pass AS level with a grade D.  Note that the AS marks will not count towards your final exam but provide a stand alone qualification if you do not carry the course on to A2. it will also be used as guide for universities.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education. With further training, you could go into a job related to Biology. The course will also help you to develop skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year