Biology - A Level at Stoke Damerel Community College
Biology explores in detail the living world and how it functions and interacts. From the smallest subunits of cells and the chemistry of how every living thing exists, to the processes that formed life itself, and everything in between. Biology is a great opportunity for an enquiring mind to understand the processes and answer the burning questions biologists come across every day.
What will I study?
Topic 1 – Biological Molecules
Topic 2 – Cells, viruses and reproduction
Topic 3 – Classification
Topic 4 – Exchange and transport
Topic 5 – Energy for biological processes
Topic 6 – Microbiology
Topic 7 – Genetics
Topic 8 – Evolution
Topic 9 – Homeostasis and nerves
Topic 10 – Ecosystems
For this pathway you will need to achieve Grades 5-9 in English and Mathematics
with three other subjects at Grades A*-C. You will need to achieve at least a Grade
B/6 in the subjects that you wish to study.
A Level biology will be assessed by two exams at the end of Year 12 for the standalone AS qualification and three exams at the end of Year 13 for the full A level qualification.
This course is a fantastic facilitating subject for students wishing to have a well-recognised, challenging A Level subject that is respected by employers and top universities alike. With a 100% pass rate over the past three years and students achieving some of the College’s top A and A* qualifications, the course is a proven success. Students with an A Level in Biology can pursue careers in medicine, healthcare practices (such as dentistry, nursing and optometry), marine sciences, teaching, law and many more.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Damerel Community College directly.