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Biology AS level at Clapton Girls' Academy

Course description

Biology is at the forefront of many of the most exciting, innovative and controversial issues that concern us all and frequently are in the headlines. Stories concerning genetic engineering, epidemiology, stem cell research, environmental concerns, MRSA, cancer research and forensic science continue to make biology one of the most debated and interesting fields in science.

Through the acquisition of knowledge and understanding, the study of A-level biology will enable students to make informed comment and decisions on these and many other aspects of biology. In addition, A-level students have the opportunity to develop their in-depth knowledge of the subject, alongside their practical, numerical, problem-solving and communication skills, thus further equipping them to pursue their studies in a plethora of disciplines.

Course content

Candidates will take units of assessment which include aspects of plant and animal responses, cellular biology, health and disease, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, biotechnology and ecology.

Entry requirements

At least B grade in GCSE Core and GCSE Additional Science and B grade in GCSE Maths.

Future opportunities

A-level biology prepares candidates to progress into further or higher education. Biologists may also enter fields such as climatology, ecology and genetics. Investigative skills gained make the candidate particularly skilled at interpreting and analysing data.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clapton Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year