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Biology at Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy

Course description

Course content:

AS level units

 Unit 1: Lifestyle, transport, genes and health Study of biologically important molecules including enzymes. The structure and function of the cardiovascular system and an introduction to the effect of diet and lifestyle on health. Genes, inheritance and protein synthesis. The functioning of cell membranes and transport.  Unit 2 : Development, plants and the environment Structure of cells, cell specialisation and cell division. Biodiversity, adaptation and natural selection. Transport of water in plants and uses of plant products.  Unit 3 : Practical Biology and Research Skills Internal assessment of practical skills and an extended report of a visit to a biologically significant site.

A2 level units:

 Unit 4 : The Natural environment and species survival Photosynthesis and energy transfer within ecosystems. Evolution, DNA profiling and PCR. Structure of bacteria and viruses, infectious disease and immunology.  Unit 5 : Energy, exercise and coordination Study of energy in respiration pathways. Brain structure and function, nervous and hormonal c o-ordination and homeostasis. Control of the heart and ventilation and the impact of exercise. The human genome project  Unit 6 : Practical Biology and Investigative skills Carry out and write up an experimental investigation.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C or above. to include 2 B grades in GCSE Science Subjects and a C grade in English and Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years