Biology A Level at The Billericay School
Biology is a popular subject choice which links well with other sciences, geography, psychology and PE. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in a field course to enhance their field study skills.
Module 1: Development of practical skills
This module underpins the whole specification, covering planning, implementing, analysis and evaluation skills.
Module 2: Foundations in Biology
Cell structure, biological molecules, nucleotides, nucleic acids, enzymes, membranes, cell division, cell diversity and cellular organisation.
Module 3: Exchange and transport Exchange surfaces, transport in animals, transport in plants.
Module 4: Biodiversity, evolution and disease
Communicable disease, disease prevention and the immune system, biodiversity, classification and evolution.
Module 5: Communications, homeostasis and energy
Communication, homeostasis, excretion, nerves, hormones, plant and animal responses, photosynthesis and respiration.
Module 6: Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
Cellular control, patterns of inheritance, manipulating genomes, cloning and biotechnology, ecosystems, populations and sustainability.
B grade in GCSE biology or A grade in the biology theory component of additional science exam.
Examinations will take place at the end of the course.
Studying biology will allow you to opt for the more traditional science courses such as medicine, veterinary science and physiotherapy. It is a launch pad for emerging careers such as stem cell research, molecular biology and genetics. Any course that requires logical and analytical thinking and good communication skills will benefit from studying biology.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Billericay School directly.