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Biology A Level at Netherhall School

Course description

The course will be taught through real life Biology for the 21st century. You will learn a wide range of experimental and investigative skills needed by modern Biologists, including the ability to make judgements about the quality of evidence both as individuals and in groups. You will participate in practical's, simulations, animations, interactive ICT tutorials, reviews, and tests. 

Course content

Your AS course is divided into 4 linked sections, with 6 required practical's.

Section 1 — Biological Molecules
This section studies important molecules such as lipids, proteins and enzymes, as well as the structures of inheritance.

Section 2 — Cells
This section studies the structures found within cells , as well as methods for studying cells .

Section 3 — Exchange with the Environment
This section studies how organism exchange substances with the environment .

Section 4 — Genetic Information and Variation
This section studies taxonomy and the science behind inheritance.

Your A2 course builds on your knowledge from AS and is divided into 4 linked sections, with a practical ISA assessment.

Section 5 — Energy Transfers
This unit studies photosynthesis, respiration, and ecosystems

Section 6 — Responding to Change
This unit studies survival and the nervous system.

Section 7— Genetics and Evolution
This unit studies inheritance and how it leads to speciation

Section 8 — Control of Gene Expression
This unit studies DNA and how genes are expressed.

Entry requirements

You should have achieved at least B’s in most of your GCSE subjects and must have A*, A or B in Biology or Additional Science before considering taking this course. Both AS and A2 require self study materials so you will need to be organised and committed to working at a good pace.

Future opportunities

Biology can be studied on its own, at University, or as an essential part of degrees in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Physiotherapy, Ecology or Nursing Studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Netherhall School directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017
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