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Biology - AS Level at RR6 Wimbledon

Course description

Why study Biology? Biology provides us with a better understanding of ourselves and the world in which we live. It helps us to understand and relate to issues that affect us and the population of the planet as a whole. What topics will I study? Biology and diseases, living organisms, investigative and practical skills (AS), populations and environment and control in cells and organisms. How will I be assessed? Investigative and practical skills are assessed in Units 3 and 6, worth respectively 20% of the AS award and 10% of the full A level award. The remainder of the units will be assessed by written examinations. An example/illustration of the type of work involved: You will: undertake class practical; slide preparation; microscopic diagrams/analysis; field trips; DNA fingerprinting; dissections and coursework.

Entry requirements

Grade B or higher in GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics OR both Core and Additional Science. Grade A in Additional Applied Science OR Distinctions in BTEC First Applied Science.

Future opportunities

A Level Biology is required for any medical/pharmaceutical degree course. Future careers could include medicine, sports science, nursing, physiotherapy, chiropractic, or nutritionist, marine science.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact RR6 Wimbledon directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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