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Biology at Longcroft School

Course description

At AS the course emphasises the way in which biologists work and the contributions of biology to society.
Units 1 and 2 will cover:
- How digestive and gas exchange systems may be affected by diseases
- How a knowledge of basic biology allows us to understand the symptoms of disease
- The influence of genetic and environmental factors on variation
- How the variety of life is reflected in similarities and differences
- How size and metabolic rate affect an organism’s requirements
Unit 3 will cover:
- Practical work in the context of Units 1 and 2
At A2 Units 4 and 5 will cover:
- How living organisms form ecosystems
- How human activity affects ecological balance
- How genetic variation and isolation may lead to the formation of new species
- The biology of the nervous and endocrine systems
- Homeostasis and the maintenance of a consistent internal
- Genes and genetic expression
Unit 6 will cover:
- Practical work in the context of Units 4 and 5 during a residential field course.

Entry requirements

Students who study this subject should have obtained between A* and B in Additional Science or Biology. They should also have 5 C grades in other GCSE subjects including Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Longcroft School directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years