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Biology - Human Biology A-Level at George Salter Academy

Course description

Through study of Human Biology you will gain a knowledge and understanding of bodily processes, the effects of disease, the mechanisms by which drugs affect our bodies and the structure of the vital cells and organs in the human body. This course will also allow you to develop the practical skills necessary to answer questions about the body and give an insight into higher level research and study of Human Biology.

This course will provide knowledge and skills desirable for many degree level courses such as Medicine, Physiotherapy, Biomechanics, Biochemistry and Sports Science.

Progression routes from this course

Higher education sciences, biological science, medical science, physiotherapy, medicine, dentistry.

AS modules/units

Unit 1: The Body and its Diseases

Unit 2: Humans – their Origins and Adaptations

Unit 3: Investigative and Practical Skills

AS assessment

Two examinations and one investigative skills assignment.

A2 modules/units

Unit 4: Bodies and Cells In and Out of Control

Unit 5: The Air we Breathe, the Water we Drink the Food we Eat

Unit 6: Investigative and Practical Skills

A2 assessment

Two examinations and one investigative skills assignment.

Entry requirements

Double Award Science B-B Triple Award Science B,B,B

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 March 2015

Key information

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