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Biology AS/A Level at The College of Richard Collyer

Course description

What causes disease? What is a heart attack or a genetic fingerprint? Is evolution scientific reality or ‘just a theory?’ Could you breed a bean plant that tastes of roast beef or chocolate and if so, should you? How does your immune system work? Why do men have nipples? Are all organisms related to each other, even humans? Should you be scared of Ebola in the UK? These are some of the questions that you might encounter when studying Biology at A level. Biology focuses on the study of living organisms, the way they relate to each other and to the environment. Students get to find out what Biologists such as Physiologists or Neurologists do. Core modules address aspects of Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Ecology, Genetics and Physiology. In the A level course you get to study physically who, and even why you are. You even learn why you do some of the things you do. You learn how living things (including you) got to be the way they (and you) are in the first place.

Entry requirements

GCSE Core and Additional Science BB preferred with a B in GCSE Mathematics preferred; or GCSE Biology B, plus another science subject and Mathematics, both with B preferred.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The College of Richard Collyer directly.

Last updated date: 20 November 2014

Key information

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