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Biology A Level at The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Course description

In this course you can expect to study a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from molecular biology to the study of ecosystems and from microorganisms to mammoths. Biology is never far from the headlines; the human genome has been sequenced, and we know the complete arrangement of the three thousand million bases that make up human DNA. In Kenya 350 people die every day from AIDS, and in South East Asia the skies are dark with smoke as the last Bornean rainforests are burned to grow oil palms. Biologists are concerned with all these issues. We promote the practical, theoretical and mathematical skills that will prepare you fully for further study.  

Entry requirements

GCSE Core and Additional Science B, B or Biology B, 2nd Science B plus Maths 5. 


 · Paper 1 - 2 hours 91 marks, (35% )including extended response questions

 · Paper 2 - 2 hours 91marks, (35%) including comprehension question

 · Paper 3 - 2 hours 78marks , (30%) including 25 mark essay question

* A separate endorsement of practical skills will be taken alongside the A-level.

Future opportunities

University Courses:

Microbiology, Conservation, Pharmacology, Nursing, Veterinary and Medicine courses, Teaching training Ecology, Marine Biology, Bioethics, Genetics and Genomics 


Biology is a course that opens the doors to many different apprenticeships including the Business, ICT, Computing and Catering industries 

World of Work:

Students can progress from this qualification to work in the following fields: Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation, Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Lecturing, Journalism, Law, Pharmacy, Research 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2016
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