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Biology AS and A level at Mosslands School - A Technology College

Course description

Biology is an exciting area of study at the moment with a growing interest and focus on genetic engineering, gene technology, stem cell research, the human genome, medicine and environmental issues, there has never been a more exciting time to become a Biologist and the AQA course in Biology offers an excellent way in. The new specification has resulted in a slimmed down assessment structure that takes on board the changes already brought in at GCSE for Science

Course content

AS Biology The AQA specification for AS Biology will cover the following topics. 1. Biological molecules 2. Cells 3. Exchange of substances 4. Genetic information and variation. 

A2 Biology The AQA specification for A2 Biology will in addition to the areas covered in AS cover the following topics. 1. Energy transfers 2. Responding to stimuli 3. Population genetics and evolution 4. The control of gene expression

Entry requirements

At least 5A*-C grades at GCSE. Students who wish to take Biology at Alevel need to achieve A* - B grade at GCSE Biology.


We are currently evaluating the specifications for the A-Level reforms for teaching from September 2015. As a department AQA seems like the most likely choice and this will consist of 2 x 1 ½ hour papers for AS Level and 3 x 2 Hour papers for A2.

Future opportunities

Higher Education • Veterinary science • Medicine • Genetics Careers • Medicine • Vet • Microbiologist • Forensic science • Biochemist.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mosslands School - A Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016
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Key information

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