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Biology A Level at Highfields School

Course description

Biology is a demanding, yet intellectually fascinating A Level that allows students to recognise the direct relevance of the subject to many aspects of their lives from a molecular level to human impacts upon ecosystems.

We have excellent links with University of Wolverhampton and the Royal Veterinary College. This includes Molecular Biology Master Classes, RVC Dissection Day, mock University interviews and visiting lecturers. Teaching staff have a wide range of teaching experience and approach.

Course content

On this course you will study the main principles of Biology. Biology encompasses the study of life fromthe molecular level, through cells, tissues andorganisms, to populations and ecosystems.Students will develop vital skills of problem solving,analysis, evaluation and dexterity, as well asconfidence in communicating scientific data andideas in a variety of formats.

Students learn through a variety of approaches and styles. Theoretical concepts are taught through data analysis, lecturing, group based tasks, student presentations, problem solving and independent study. Investigation skills are developed in four main areas. These are qualitative, quantitative, manipulative and evaluative.

Entry requirements

Students need a minimum of a grade B in both Mathematics and English Language at GCSE and a minimum of a grade B on the examination components of GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

In order to study for this course it is desiravle to study Chemistry at AS level. It also combines well with Mathematics, Physics and Psychology.

Future opportunities

Students who have studied A Level Biology can progress to Higher Education courses such as Medicine, Teaching, Pharmacy, Environmental Studies, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences.

Further information

We have achieved 10% pass rate on Advanced Level Biiology since 2011. In three out of the last four years, students have achieved the highest grade A*.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Highfields School directly.

Last updated date: 22 July 2015
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Key information

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