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Biology A Level at Thomas Tallis School

Course description

AS Level
AS Biology will look at key concepts in human biology. These include:
- The digestive and gas exchange systems, looking at the structure and functions of the stomach, intestines and lungs.
- Structure and function of enzymes.
- Transport of substances into and out of cells and around the body via blood and the circulatory system.
- The causes and effects of diseases, and the response of the human body to these.
- Variation, including genetics, DNA, diversity, classification and adaptation.

A2 Level
A2 Biology will look at the interaction of populations with the environment and the control of multicellular organisms. This will include:
- Populations and ecosystems and the factors that affect population dynamics eg biotic and abiotic factors.
- Respiration (aerobic and anaerobic), glycolysis and photosynthesis – light and dark reactions.
- Transfer of energy through ecosystems and the efficiency of energy transfer.
- Nervous system and endocrine system including response to stimuli, control of heart and breathing rate and chemical co-ordination.
- Muscle action
- Homeostasis as the maintenance of a constant internal environment
- Role of DNA in protein synthesis and the methods and uses of genetic engineering.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C grades including A*-B double award or dual award science or grade A*-B Biology and Chemistry.


Students will take two exams, and complete a coursework component.

Future opportunities

Biology is a multi-disciplinary subject useful in a wide variety of careers and degree courses

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Tallis School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2017
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