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Biology at East Leake Academy

Course description

The Biology specifi cation has a balance between plant biology, animal biology and microbiology. Living organisms, including plants, animals and micro-organisms, interact with each other and with the nonliving world. The living world can be studied at population, organism, cell and molecular levels. There are fundamental similarities as well as differences between plants, animals and micro-organisms.

Topics that will be covered include:

Biodiversity - The variety of life, both past and present, is extensive, but the biochemical basis of life is similar for all living things.
Exchange and transport - Organisms need to exchange substances selectively with their environment and this takes place at exchange surfaces and the requirements of organisms gives rise to adaptations such as specialised exchange surfaces and mass transport systems.
Disease - causes of disease and the body’s defence system; how resistant microbes evolve.
Cells - the organisation, replication, genetics and ultrastructure of the basic unit of life.
Biological molecules & enzymes - nucleic acids (DNA), carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, inorganic ions and water all have important roles and functions related to their properties.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Leake Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

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