Biology A Level at Vision West Nottinghamshire College
The Biology A Level will develop your knowledge of cells, organs, the treatment of disease and human evolution.
Understanding biology is the key to understanding the development of life. Finding cures for diseases, tackling environmental issues and solving crimes through forensics are just some of the important roles a biologist can play in society.
You can expect to develop a wealth of knowledge on biological molecules, cells, human physiology, genetics and the treatments of disease, to give just a sample of the areas covered.
Topical issues such as the effect of lifestyle on health, genetic engineering and testing, stem cells in medicine, and human impact on ecosystems and are all covered in A Level biology.
The staff who run this course come with many years of experience in teaching, along with relevant industrial and research experience. Excursions to nature reserves and the North Yorkshire coast are organised to ensure that you gain valuable practical experience of performing ecological research in the field. You will also gain hands-on experience of up-to-date techniques used in genetics and microbiology with a visit to a high-tech laboratory in Nottingham.
Five GCSEs with at least 4 points (grade C) including science with grade BB (or BBC if doing triple science - with one B in biology) and with 5 points (grade B) in maths.
You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.
This course is assessed primarily by examination scheduled for May/June with some additional practical assessments.
The A Level in biology is a highly-regarded qualification that can lead to further study for a degree in medicine, nursing, veterinary science or animal care at university. Careers in medical professions such as dentistry or physiotherapy are accessible, as is work in the environmental and pharmaceutical research fields.
A degree in medicine, nursing, veterinary science, biomedical sciences, zoology or animal care. This can lead on to careers in medical professions such as dentistry, physiotherapy or pharmaceutical research.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.