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Biology at YARM SCHOOL

Course description

Biology is the study of life, why not delve deeper into exactly how humans work? Increasingly popular, Biology represents one of the largest A level groups at Sixth Form level. It is an important pre-requisite subject for many university courses, but some students will study Biology without wishing to pursue the subject further. It is a fascinating subject improving students’ knowledge of everyday, biologically relevant topics such as how the human body works, the causes and progression of diseases and genetic engineering including the integral part they play in today’s fast-moving society. Careers for which Biology would be valuable include: Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and Pharmacy, as well as the Biomedical, Biotechnology and Food Industries.

Entry requirements

Primarily, pupils need to have an avid interest in Biology as this is an academically demanding course. Grade A or better in GCSE/ IGCSE Biology would provide the best foundation for the course; students with a grade B would be considered but would be unlikely to progress beyond AS level unless they raise their achievement significantly when meeting the challenges of the AS level course. Students gaining A grades
in both GCSE Science and Additional Science or A/A in IGCSE Double Award could similarly progress to AS level Biology. It can be an advantage if A level Biology students also study A level Chemistry as parts of the courses complement each other, however, Biology has also been successfully studied alongside other related subjects such as Psychology, P.E. and Geography; or as the lone science in a student’s A level profile.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact YARM SCHOOL directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

Key information

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