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Biology AS Level at East Berkshire College

Course description

Biology is the fastest developing science at the present time with numerous applications including entry into Health Service careers.


Course content

Topics covered include microscopy and cells, biochemistry and enzymes, cell division, exchange & transportation in plants, classification & evolution, biodiversity and the immune system.

Entry requirements

You will need five GCSEs at grade C or above including maths.

In addition, entry to this subject requires a grade B in either GCSE Double Science or GCSE Biology and a grade B in GCSE Maths.


The course will be delivered through lectures, practicals and class discussions.

There is also directed private study.

The course follows the OCR Specification.

There are two terminal examinations, each covering all topics studied.

Future opportunities

Students may progress to A Level Biology and take the full A level or they may use the subject along with others to seek employment or enter higher education.

To progress to the second year, at least a grade D will have to be achieved at AS level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Berkshire College directly.

Last updated date: 04 May 2016

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