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Biology at Moseley School and Sixth Form

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Saving threatened species, studying microbes, growing organic plants for food, curing diseases, the 21st Century offers many challenges to a biologist. Which ones are you interested in?


New knowledge in areas such as genetics, molecular biology, the environment and marine science have effects on human society and the environment all over the planet. The world moves quickly, in order to move with it and participate fully people need to be "in the know".

Studying biology gives you the skills and opportunities to advance human knowledge and understanding in today's world, in order to make a difference to tomorrow's world in places as diverse as laboratories, the ocean, zoos, classrooms and industry.

Course content

Course Outline

Component 1: Energy for Life

Includes subjects such as:

The importance of ATP, Respiration, Photosynthesis, Microbiology, Populations, ecosystems and the human impact on the environment.


33% of qualification.


Component 2: Continuity of Life

Includes subjects such as:

Evolutionary relationships, cell division, sexual reproduction in plants and humans, inheritance, variation and applications of reproduction and genetics.

33% of qualification.


Component 3: Requirements for Life

Includes subjects such as:

Adaptions for gas exchange, transport, nutrition, the nervous system, homeostasis and the kidney.

And a choice of one option from these three:

A.      Immunology and Disease

B.      Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy

C.      Neurobiology and Behaviour

33% of qualification.


Throughout these three strands core concepts will also be examined. These include the following topics:

1.       Biological compounds

2.       Cell structure and organisation

3.       Cell membrane and transport

4.       Enzymes

5.       Nucleic acids and their functions.


Entry requirements

Biology GCSE grade B or above, or Core and Additional Science GCSEs grade B or above.


Practical work will be assessed throughout the two year course. At the end of which depending on your performance you will either receive an A level in Biology with or without the practical endorsement. 

Financial information

For further information, please contact the course co-ordinator above.

Future opportunities

Careers and Higher Education Opportunities


Recent students have taken degrees in Biomedical Science, Natural Science, Pharmacy and Psychology.



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Extra-curricular enrichment opportunities

Regular support sessions will be available at lunchtimes, after school and break times throughout the course to help students with homework, projects and exam preparation.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moseley School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 17 May 2016
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