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Biology A Level at John Cabot Academy

Course description

Why is life on Earth so varied? How do our bodies build themselves? How do the principles of Chemistry and Physics shape animal and plant existence? Biology has the answers... 

Course content

Year 1

Biological molecules.
Cells (structure of cells, microscopy, cell division, transport across membranes, immune system).
Organisms exchange substances with their environment. 
Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms.

Year 2

Energy transfers in and between organisms.
Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments.
Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems.
The control of gene expression.

Entry requirements

B grades at Core and Additional science or B grades in two separate sciences (including the science selected to study).


External exams with a mixture of short and long answer questions including extended response, comprehension, critical analysis experimental data and an essay from a choice of two titles.

Internally awarded practical endorsement.

Future opportunities

University courses including (but not limited to); biology; microbiology; medicine and nursing; veterinary sciences; marine biology; oceanography; biochemistry; environmental science; genetics; psychology; health and social care; physiotherapy; zoology.


Biology; genetics; physiology; pharmacy; physiotherapy; medicine; nutrition; occupational therapy, sports science; biomedical science; biochemistry; nursing; veterinary science; psychology; environmental science.



How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

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