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AS and A2 level: Biology at Casterton College Rutland

Course description

Why study Biology.... Biology is an ideal choice if you have an interest in and curiosity about the living world around you and how living organisms work. Progress is assessed by end of topic tests throughout the course.

How will I study? The course builds upon the concepts and skills developed at GCSE. You will be expected to work independently and as part of a team. In assignments you may need to carry out analysis on recent developments within biology, such as finding new medicines and genetics.

Course content

What will I study? You will study many areas of biology – biochemistry, cellular biology, physiology, ecology, diversity, genetics, variation, evolution and classification. All lessons are taught in the laboratory. Practical work forms an important part of the course.

Entry requirements

^ GCSE grades A*-C including English and Maths, with a B in Biology.

Future opportunities

Progression Studying Biology is a good entry route into a variety of careers such as biological science, environmental science, ecology, physiotherapy, and sports science. Biology can lead to nursing, teaching or more technical vocational qualifications. Students who study Biology often combine it with complementary subjects such as Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, PE, Geography, Geology or Psychology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year