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Biology A2 at Charles Darwin School

Course description

At A2 this specification continues the approach taken at AS building upon the skill and knowledge acquired at AS. There are additional sections summarising biological principles and establishing contexts for how science works. The following topics are covered over the year: how living organisms form ecosystems through which energy is transferred and chemical elements cycled; how human activity affects ecological balance in a variety of ways; how genetic variation and isolation may lead to the formation of new species; stimulus and responses - the biology of the nervous and endocrine systems; homeostasis and the maintenance of a constant internal environment; genes and genetic expression.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of the AS biology course, minimum of grade D

Future opportunities

Biology is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physiotherapyWhat skills will I learn. The biology A level course helps students develop a number of skills: how to collect data and evaluate it; how to investigate facts and use deduction; how to put over your point of view effectively. how to take responsibility for your own learning.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charles Darwin School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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