Biology AS/A Level at Stoke Newington School
Biology is the study of living things.
You will cover lifestyle, transport, genes and health, including the circulatory system, the importance of diet and other lifestyle factors in maintaining good health and reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. The course also includes the structure of DNA, cell membranes and social and ethical issues.
You will study the natural environment and species survival. This includes the study of photosynthesis, global warming and infectious diseases. It also looks at the work of forensic pathologists, as well as investigating the evolutionary battles between invading pathogens and their hosts, the role of our immune system and why many people in the world still die of infectious diseases. You will also examine the physiological adaptations that enable humans and other animals to undertake strenuous exercise and look at biochemical requirements for respiration and muscle physiology.
Two B grades in the sciences, 5 in Maths and 5.5 in English.
Biology is highly relevant to the field of medicine where the NHS employs immunologists, geneticists, physiologists, microbiologists and biochemists. Opportunities for biologists also exist in the private sector, particularly in the new biotechnology companies. These include many involved in the ‘science of the next century’ - genetic engineering.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Newington School directly.