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Biology A Level at Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET)

Course description

You will enjoy this subject if you have an enquiring mind and like to find out how things work. You will learn about living organisms and how they function and interact with one another. You will discuss and research issues in the news with a focus on genetics and biotechnology, plan experiments, collect data, analyse experimental results and make conclusions. You will learn how scientific models are developed, the applications and implications of science, benefits and risks and how society uses science to make decisions. There are plenty of experiments to support theory work.

Course content

You will enjoy this subject if you have an enquiring mind and like to find out how things work. You will learn about living organisms and how they function and interact with one another. You will discuss and research issues in the news with a focus on genetics and biotechnology, plan experiments, collect data, analyse experimental results and make conclusions. You will learn how scientific models are developed, the applications and implications of science, benefits and risks and how society uses science to make decisions. There are plenty of experiments to support theory work.

Entry requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade C or above however you will need a Grade B in Maths, English and Double Science, or a Grade B in your chosen Single Science subject.

Assessment

This course is assessed by examination and consists of some practical tasks and some written papers.

Future opportunities

Biology can lead to a wide range of courses and careers, including an undergraduate degree in life sciences, medicine, environmental science, forensic science or employment in areas of biological testing, biotechnology, independent research and the food industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET) directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2018
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    • Sutton Coldfield Campus provides a green and leafy environment for learners to study. The campus includes a state of the art library and learning resource centre, a performing arts theatre, an industry standard design studio as well as laboratory and sports facilities. There are ample parking spaces on site and great transportation links - both bus and train - just 15 minutes from Birmingham City Centre.