Accessibility links

Biology at Teign Academy

Course description

This course has been designed for you to continue your study of Biology after GCSE It is divided into topics, each covering different key concepts in Biology. There is less emphasis on recall and more on understanding and application of Biology.

AS Level The Units: Cells, Exchange and Transport ( F211) Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health ( F212)Practical Skills in Biology 1 ( F213) A2 Level The Units Communications, Homeostasis and Energy ( F214) Control, Genomes and Environment ( F215) Practical skills in Biology 2 ( F216) A2 The Units: Communications, Homeostasis and Energy ( F214) Control, Genomes and Environment ( F215) Practical skills in Biology 2 ( F216)

Entry requirements

We recommend A/A* grades in Additional Science or GCSE Biology. Students achieving a grade B on Higher Tier will be considered in consultation with their Science teachers. A grade B or higher in Mathematics will also be required.

Future opportunities

Biology is a very useful subject to have at A Level. It is a popular choice with the traditional combination of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Environmental Science. For those wanting to continue a science to AS it is often taken with Arts and Humanities subjects, notably Geography.

Degree courses in Biology, Zoology, Botany and related disciplines such as Biological Sciences, Sports Science, etc. Would require Biology A Level. The following medical professions would also expect Biology at A Level: nursing, radiography, physiotherapy, chiropody, chiropractor, occupational therapy, pharmacy. Biology would be useful in other non-medical professions such as teaching, agriculture, conservation, biochemistry, biotechnology, the food industry, horticulture and the chemical industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teign Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

Venues