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Biology A-Level at Kendrick Academy

Course description

The Edexcel specification is designed to build an appreciation of the structure and physiology of a variety of organisms and the significance of human interactions with the environment. You will also consider how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.

Course content

The course in Year 12 matches the AS level Biology specification and builds on knowledge from GCSE in addition to introducing new ideas and concepts. You will be studying four units: 1. Biological Molecules; 2: Cells, Viruses and Reproduction of Living Things; 3: Classification and Biodiversity; 4. Exchange and transport.

In Year 13 a further six additional units are studied: 5: Energy for Biological processes; 6. Microbiology and Pathogens; 7. Modern Genetics; 8. Origins of Genetic Variation; 9. Control Systems; 10. Ecosystems.



  • Examination (100%)
  • Practical assessment (0%)

Future opportunities

Biology is a key course for students planning to continue on to university to study Science-based degrees including Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Physiotherapy, Biochemistry, Marine Biology, Midwifery, Nursing, Environmental Science and Sports Science. The practical, analytical and research skills that you will develop through this course provide a strong grounding for pursuing many other subject areas at degree level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kendrick Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years