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Biology at Ursuline College

Course description

A level Biology  

Course content

Year 1  - Biological molecules, cell structure & division, Immune System, Exchange and transport systems, DNA, RNA and protein synthesis and Diversity and Selection.  There are also Mathematical components to study and the use of Statistics and 6 Practical assessments.

 

Year 2 – Photosynthesis & Respiration, Energy transfer and Nutrient cycles, Nervous system, Homeostasis, Genetics and Gene technology and populations in Ecosystems and evolution. There are also Mathematical components to study and the use of Statistics and 6 more practical assessment.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs 9-4 or equivalent

If you studied combined science you will need at least a grade 5-5

If you studied Triple you will need at least a grade 5 in Foundation /Higher Biology

Assessment

Year 1  - Biological molecules, cell structure & division, Immune System, Exchange and transport systems, DNA, RNA and protein synthesis and Diversity and Selection.  There are also Mathematical components to study and the use of Statistics and 6 Practical assessments.

AS level exam:

 

Paper 1 - One hour (50% of AS)

Paper 2 - One hour (50% of AS)

 

Year 2 – Photosynthesis & Respiration, Energy transfer and Nutrient cycles, Nervous system, Homeostasis, Genetics and Gene technology and populations in Ecosystems and evolution. There are also Mathematical components to study and the use of Statistics and 6 more practical assessment.

 

A level exam:

 

Paper  1-Two hours (35% of A level)

Paper  2-Two hours (35% of A level)

Paper  3-Two hours (30% of A level – questions on practical and analytical skills)

It is expected that students study the full two year course and are entered for their exams at the end of the second year.

Future opportunities

Biological Sciences

Medicine ( please make sure that Chemistry A level is also undertaken)

Dentistry

Ecology

Science Teaching

Pharmaceuticals

Forensics

Physiology

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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