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Biology A-Level at Prince Henry's High School

Course description

A variety of approaches is used in lessons and students will be involved in note-taking, discussions, presentations, practical activities and examination question practice. Biology is often studied alongside other Science A levels but fits in with a range of other subjects e.g. P.E., Geography, Maths.

Course content

Across the modules, students will discuss, learn, analyse and investigate:

  • The Foundations of Biology
  • Exchange and Transport
  • Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease
  • Communication, Homeostasis and Energy
  • Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems

All are underpinned by the practical skills of planning, implementation, analysis and evaluation.

Entry requirements

Specific Entry Requirement: Students need a minimum of 2Bs at GCSE Science A and Additional before starting the course. Triple Science students must gain a minimum of three Bs. If any of the three is a C or below then consultation with Mrs Fisher after publication of grades may result in the student being allowed to study an A level Science. They will not be permitted to study the subject in which they achieved a C or lower. BTEC or OCR Nationals are not accepted.

Future opportunities

It prepares students for a whole range of degree courses and careers including Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Nursing, Conservation, Teaching and Research

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince Henry's High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

Key information

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