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Biology at Bodmin College

Course description

In Biology you will develop practical skills by planning experiments, collecting data, analysing experimental results and making conclusions. You will also learn how scientific models are developed, the applications and implications of science, the benefits and risks that science brings and the ways in which society uses science to make decisions.

Unit 1: Lifestyle, transport, genes and health.

Unit 2: Development, plants and the environment.

Unit 4: The Natural environment and species survival.

Unit 5: Energy, exercise and coordination.

(Units 3 and 6 are the coursework elements of the course.)

Unit 3 requires the student to write a report on a biological issue of their choice.

Unit 6 involves fieldwork and a scientific write up.

Entry requirements

You need GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science or GCSE Biology (to at least a grade B).

You should also have at least a C grade in GCSE Mathematics, as numerical and mathematical skills are important in biology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Year full time course