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Human Biology at Sprowston Community High School

Course description

Human Biology is an exciting and rapidly developing area of study, which involves the application of a range of biological techniques and knowledge to the life-science study of human beings. How is our blood pressure controlled? How are the systems of the body integrated to allow us to live in so many diverse environments? Why are some people obese while others are not? These are the types of question our Human Biology course will address.


THE COURSE This course presents Human Biology in a way that connects it directly with health and disease. It starts with the concept of a healthy body and explores the mechanisms that enable it to maintain its integrity. Although you’ll deal with the physiology of each body system separately, the overall emphasis is on interaction and coordination. You’ll acquire sufficient background to appreciate how systems can fail and which medical interventions can be successful. The course will suit science lovers – especially those with a biology background; anyone interested in health; or people wishing to work in health and social care or other professions allied to medicine.

AS LEVEL TOPICS:

* Molecules

* Blood and Gas Exchange Growth

* Development and Disease


A2 LEVEL TOPICS:

* Energy

* Reproduction and Populations

* Genetics

* Control and Ageing

Entry requirements

To study A Level courses you will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSE Grades A*-C in full courses including either English or Maths. 2 GCSE grades at a B or above in Science A and Additional Science or a B grade in GCSE Biology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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