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Biology B AS Level (AQA) at Ryburn Valley High School

Course description

Students will gain an appreciation of the social and environmental effects and the political, ideological and ethical implications of the applications of biological sciences. This qualification will open up a number of career opportunities directly and it is also required for many higher education courses.The first year of the course leads to an AS qualification in Biology. There are three examinations, one in January and two in June. Coursework counts for 15% of the marks. The A2 year includes more coursework, completed during residential fieldwork and three further examinations.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses that may overlap with Biology or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Biology, which could lead onto higher education in science related subjects or more general higher education courses.With further training, you could go into a job related to Biology such as a Doctor, Nurse, Science Technician or Marine Biologist.You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ryburn Valley High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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