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Biology A Level at Stanley Park High School

Course description

Biology at A level will enable you to acquire a systematic body of biological knowledge and appreciation of its significance. This course develops many of the topics you may have already studied and introduces you to some of the exciting areas of Biology in the contemporary world. For example, the influence that genes have on development, environmental issues and aspects of human health. The specification is divided into topics, each covering different key concepts of biology. Teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical topics and they are assessed through the written papers.

Course content

Content is split into six teaching modules:
- Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology
- Module 2 – Foundations in biology
- Module 3 – Exchange and transport
- Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease
- Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy
- Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems

Component 01 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 3 and 5.
Component 02 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 4 and 6.
Component 03 assesses content from all modules (1 to 6).

Entry requirements

You should have studied Science A and Additional Science GCSE and achieved an A grade for each or Biology GCSE course and have been awarded a B grade or above overall and in the exam components. You should also have English at grade C and Maths at Grade B or above.

Future opportunities

Biology is a subject that will provide you with a wealth of skills which will be attractive to prospective employers and universities. Possible fields include a career in medicine, veterinary medicine, forensic science,biotechnology or food science.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 March 2017
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