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Biology Level 3 at West Hatch High School

Course description

Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from molecular biology to the study of ecosystems and from microorganisms to humans. Biology is never far from the headlines either. The human genome has been sequenced and we know the complete arrangement of the three thousand million bases that make up
human DNA. In Kenya 350 people die every day from AIDS. In South East Asia the skies are dark with smoke as the last Bornean rainforests are burned to grow oil palms.

In 2014 a study has shown that in about 30 years’ time bacteria may become resistant to all antibiotics that have been developed to date, consequently £10 million is being spent researching in this area. This could be your job in the future! Biologists are concerned about many topics and these are just the tip of the iceberg. You will learn more about these including cell biology, biodiversity, classifi- cation, disease, medicine, biochemistry, food production and the anatomy of the human body.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements and a Grade B: Triple Science Biology or Core Science and Grade A in Additional Science.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 September 2016

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