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Biology A Level at Rosebery School

Course description

Year 1: • Lifestyle, health and risk • Genes and health • Voice of the genome • Biodiversity and natural resources

Year 2: • On the wild side • Immunity and forensics • Run for your life • Grey matter

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B (5/6) in Core Science and Additional Science. Alternatively, a grade B (5/6) in Biology with a B (5/6) grade in Physics or Chemistry. We also recommend a grade 6 in Mathematics.


Questions involving the use of mathematical skills within Biology will contribute to 10% of the assessment. Practical work will also be assessed through questions in written examination papers at A Level. A separate assessment of 'practical competency' will assess the ability of learners in practical skills at A Level.

Three written examinations are taken in June.

Paper 1 and 2: These papers consists of 100 marks. They may include multiple-choice, short open, open-response, calculations and extended writing questions.

Paper 3: This paper consists of 100 marks. The pre-released scientific article will underpin all exam questions.

Future opportunities

Biotechnology and genetics, medicine, nursing and paramedical careers. Veterinary science, food science, forensic science, sports science and environmental science.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

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