Accessibility links

Biology at West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy)

Course description

Biology is a wide-ranging subject and by followingthe course you will develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of biology and how they relate to each other and the world aroundus.

Course content

The course offers the opportunity to develop students’ interest and enthusiasm for biology, including how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society. You need to have a passion for all things practical, creative and a desire to develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works.

Entry requirements

Grade B in both Core Science and Additional Science, or separate Science in Biology.


Year 12: Exam – Unit F211, Exam – Unit F212 & Coursework – Unit F213 Year 13: Exam – Unit F214, Exam – Unit F215 & Coursework – Unit F216

Future opportunities

The AS and Advanced GCE in Biology can lead to further study in Biology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Medicine and other courses in Higher Education at degree or HND level. Biology A Level complements a variety of subjects and is useful in a range of careers. The transferable skills inherent in the course are increased collaborative working, team building, problem solving and enhanced practical and presentation skills.

Further information

You will be introduced to new techniques, skills and ways of investigating biology principals and processes. As well as the use of traditional teaching methods such as group work, practical and theory work and exam preparation you will have class and home written tasks bolstered by success criteria throughout. Regular formal and informal testing will be used to inform your learning.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy) directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2015
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 Weeks to 104 Weeks

Contact details