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Biology A Level at Norton College

Course description

This course has been designed for those students who wish to develop their interest
in, and enthusiasm for, Biology, including a progression towards further study and careers in Biology.

Course content

Module 1: Development of practical skills in biology.
Module 2: Foundation in Biology- includes cells and Biological molecules.
Module 3: Exchange and transport-includes exchange surfaces and transport in animal and plants.
Module 4: Biodiversity, evolution and disease.
Module 5: Communications, homeostasis and energy-includes nerves, hormones, plant and animal responses, excretion, respiration and photosynthesis.
Module 6: Genetics, evolution and ecosystems.

Entry requirements

GCSE or equivalent: 5 A*-C.
English and Maths - C in English, B in Maths.
Specific - B in core and additional or triple.


The course is assessed with three written papers at the end of the two year course. There is also a practical endorsement for Biology. A non-exam assessment which
runs throughout the A level course. Students complete a minimum of 12 practical activities to demonstrate practical competence. Performance is reported separately to the A level grade as a pass or fail.

Future opportunities

This course provides an excellent foundation for a career in a wide range of Biological Sciences, including Medicine, Veterinary Science, Physiotherapy, Biotechnology, Sport Studies and Environmental Biology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 August 2016
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