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Biology A Level at Christopher Whitehead Language College

Course description

As an A/AS Level Biology student you will further develop the practical skills gained at G.C.S.E. You will also undertake topics such as: Foundations in biology (biological molecules and cellular organisation); Exchange and transport; Biodiversity, evolution and disease; Communications, homeostasis and energy; Genetics, evolution and ecosystems.

As a result, you will complete the A Level Biology course with a broad range of knowledge of how living systems work, including the principles of genetics, molecules, taxonomy, natural selection, evolutionary theory, global warming, bacteria and viruses, amongst others.

Course content

AS Level in Biology A (H020) Content is split into four teaching modules: A Level in Biology A (H420) Content is split into six teaching modules four of which are shown in column one plus the following two modules:

 Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology

 Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy

 Module 2 – Foundations in biology

 Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems

 Module 3 – Exchange and transport

 Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease

Entry requirements

 GCSE Additional Science B grade

 or GCSE Biology B grade; preferred A/A* in sciences

 GCSE Mathematics C grade



Future opportunities

An A/AS Level in Biology can open up a world of opportunities in both university choices and career options:

 If you are considering applying to university to study biology, zoology, ecology, animal science, marine biology, life sciences, medicine, environmental science, forensic science or any other subject related to the natural world, then an A Level in Biology is essential. A Level Biology is also a preferred option for a wide range of other related degrees, with many other courses preferring biology at either AS or A Level.

 There are a huge range of possible career choices that require A Level Biology. These include: biological testing, biotechnology, independent research, food industry jobs, nutrition, medicine, doctor, nurse, veterinarian, zoologist, zookeeper, animal care, veterinary nurse and scientist.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christopher Whitehead Language College directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2015

Key information

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