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Biology AS A2 at Prince William School

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AIMS OF THE COURSETo develop an understanding of biological facts and principles, and encourage an awareness of the contribution of Biology to the needs of society and technology. COURSE DESIGN AND CONTENTFor the AS in Year 12 students will complete the following Modules. Please note that students will sit Module 1 in January in Year 12, and Modules 2/3 in June of Year 12.A)       Biology Foundation           Cell Structure; Biological Molecules; Enzymes; Cell Membranes and Transport; Genetic Control of Protein Structure and Function; Nuclear Division; Energy and Ecosystems.B)       Human Health and DiseaseIntroduction to Health and Disease; Diet; Gaseous Exchange and Exercise; Smoking and Disease; Infectious Diseases; Immunity.C1)           TransportThe Mammalian Transport System; The Mammalian Heart; Transport in Multicellular Plants.C2)           Experimental Skills – Coursework (Teacher Assessment)      For A2 in Year 13, the following Modules will be completed:D)       Central Concepts           Energy and Respiration; Photosynthesis; Populations and Interactions; Meiosis, Genetics and Gene Control; Classification, Selection and Evolution; Control, Co-ordination and Homeostasis.E)       An Optional Module         Mammalian Physiology and Behaviour, Mammalian Nutrition, The Liver, Support and Locomotion,         The Nervous System, Sense Organs, Behaviour.F1)      Synoptic PaperF2)             Experimental Skills – Coursework TEACHING METHODSThe syllabus provides a framework for a demanding theoretical A level course, complemented with practical investigations. Students are required to complete a department-based field course in Year 12.

Entry requirements

A grade C in Double Science is required. A willingness to work hard throughout the course is important.

Future opportunities

Medicine and other health-related courses; Agriculture; Food Science; Biochemistry; Biotechnology; Environmental Science; Teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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