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Biology A Level at Wirral Grammar School for Girls

Course description

This is an exciting and relevant course, which will stimulate and engage all students and will allow for stretch and challenge of the most able.


Course content

Unit 1 - Biology and Disease. BIOL1
You will study the physiology of enzymes, transport across membranes and exchange surfaces such as gas exchange and digestion. Diseases such as cholera and tuberculosis. The role of blood as a transport system, and in defence.

Unit 2 - The variety of living organisms . BIOL2
This looks at how the variety of life is extensive and reflected in similarities and differences in its biochemical basis and cellular organisation. The structure of DNA, biodiversity, evolution and the physiology of transport systems

Unit 4 - Populations and environment . BIOL4 (A2)
Humans are part of the ecological balance and their activities affect it both directly and indirectly. Consideration of these effects underpins the content of this unit. Understanding sustainability of resources depends on effective management. Field work is an essential part of this unit. Genetics and biochemistry of respiration and photosynthesis are studied in this unit

Unit 5 - Control in cells and in organisms . BIOL5 (A2)
Consideration of control mechanisms in organisms leading to an understanding of common ailments resulting from a breakdown of these mechanisms. The use of DNA technology in the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.

Units 3 and 6. Investigative and practical skills in AS and A2 Biology .

Entry requirements

Separate science students should achieve grade B or above whilst the dual award students should achieve at least grade B in both Core and Additional, but preferably a grade A in at least one.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wirral Grammar School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years