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Biology A Level at Launceston College

Course description

Unit titles -
1 Biological molecules
2 Cells
3 Organisms exchange substances with their environment
4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
5 Energy transfers in and between organisms (A-level only)
6 Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments (A-level only)
7 Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems (A-level only)
8 The control of gene expression (A-level only)

Course content

Unit descriptions –

A comprehensive look at a range of fundamental biology topics, most of which build on what is studied at GCSE level. There is a wide range of biological concepts studied, from plant biology to animal physiology, bioenergetics, genetics, ecology, and an increasing focus on contemporary advances and new technologies. Biology is an ever-evolving subject and this course will help show you just how amazing life is!

Entry requirements

To be able to study biology at AS and A-level students must first have obtained at least two grade 6s in combined or separate science GCSE. A grade 6 in maths GCSE and a grade 5 in English Language are also required

Future opportunities

Possible progression routes –

Degree level study in biology or any biology related or science-based subject. This can lead to careers in medicine, veterinary science, sport and exercise science, marine biology, ecology to name but a few!

Further information

Equipment required – Basic stationary and a scientific calculator. Purchasing a text-book or supporting revision guide is recommended (online access to the course textbook is provided).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Launceston College directly.

Last updated date: 01 November 2017

Key information

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