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GCE A2 Level Biology at St Chads Catholic and Church of England High School

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Course content

GCE A2 Level Biology

Entry requirements

GCE AS Level Biology

Assessment

End of module assessment. Each module has a written examination of 1 hour. Each examination can be re-sat with the best mark carried forward. Teacher assessment of practical skills / or a practical exam is available. Practical skills assessed in the first year are worth 20% of the final AS grade. In year 2 coursework is assessed in a more extended single investigation and is again worth 20% of the final grade.

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Future opportunities

A’ Level Biology can provide a relevant qualification for further study in Higher Education leading to a career in many fields e.g. Doctor, Nurse, Dentist, Science Journalist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Nature Conservationist, Marine Scientist, Veterinary Surgeon and Assistant, Teacher, Biochemist, Forensic Scientist etc. Many students have progressed from St Chad’s to University to study Biology (see the display in Science)

Further information

Throughout the course you will develop your investigative and practical skills. You will have opportunities to study Biology out of school, e.g. Anglesey, as well as attending lectures and visiting relevant places of interest, e.g. Electron Microscopy at Staffordshire University, Classification at Chester Zoo. Other important details: Throughout the course you will be continuously working towards short-term targets I.e. end of module examinations. This will require consistent commitment over the two year course. However, the advantages of the modular approach include: Regular feedback on your progress You can re-sit modules to improve your grade There is no terminal examination

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Chads Catholic and Church of England High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 12 months

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