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Biology AS & A Level at St Vincent College

Course description

This course is designed to inspire you and develop your enthusiasm for biology. You will learn the key concepts of biology that will enable you to understand the workings of plants, animals and the human body. You will gain insight into current issues in biology including stem cells, immunisation, heart disease, genetic manipulation and conservation. The course will also develop your understanding of how science works and enable you to evaluate claims made about science in the media.

Course content

  •  Cells, exchange and transport
  •  Molecules, biodiversity, food and health
  •  Looking at cells and structures
  •  Evolution and Eco systems
  •  Communication, homeostasis and energy
  •  Control Genomes and Environment
  •  Practical assessment based on laboratory techniques
  •  Mathematics for Biology

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A* – C, including Bs in Double Science or separate Sciences and preferably, B in Mathematics and C in English


100% examinations

Financial information

  • All students have access to our enrichment programme
  • STEM club

Future opportunities

  • Higher Education for degree courses in Biology, Medicine, Dentistry or other sciences
  • Higher Education for degree courses in other subjects
  • Career opportunities in a wide range of paramedical and scientific occupations

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Vincent College directly.

Last updated date: 20 September 2016

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