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BiologyAdvanced Level at William Brookes School

Course description

This course teaches the essential principles of Biology in
interesting contexts. The course is exciting, relevant and
challenging. It is designed to allow students to develop
knowledge, understanding and the skills needed to continue
studying in biological subjects beyond A level. The course seeks
to highlight the contribution of Biology to modern society.

AS Level
Unit 1 Biology and Disease
This unit develops an understanding of biological molecules,
cells and the digestive and gas exchange systems
Unit 2 The Variety of Living Things
This unit looks at how methods of classifying organisms has
changed using knowledge about DNA and the similarities and
differences in biochemical and cellular organisation. It
considers the adaptations of organisms and the biodiversity of
Unit 3 Investigative and practical skills at AS
This unit is an internally assessed unit which includes an exam
board specified task in which student collect data, analyse it
and answer a written paper based on the task and the theory
underpinning it.
A2 Level

Biology has a further 3 units in the A2 course.
Unit 4 Populations and Environments
Unit 5 Control in Cells and Organisms
Unit 6 Investigative and practical skills at A2
Unit tests are taken in June of year 12 for AS.

Entry requirements

The course is well suited to those who gain a grade B or above in GCSE Additional Science or in GCSE Biology, Chemistry or physics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact William Brookes School directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years