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Biology at St Francis Xavier's College

Course description

Course Content:

Unit 1: Biology and Disease
How digestive, circulatory and gas exchange systems may be affected by communicable and non-communicable diseases How a knowledge of basic biology allows us to understand the symptoms of disease and interpret data relating to risk factors.

Unit 2: The Variety of Living Organisms
The influence of genetic and environmental factors on intra-specific variation How the variety of life is reflected in similarities and differences in its biochemical basis and cellular organisation How size and metabolic rate affect an organism's requirements and give rise to adaptations.

Unit 3: Practical and Investigative Skills
Practical work in the contexts of Units 1 and 2 Assessment of implementing skills on practical work as a whole Assessment by AQA-set tasks.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B or above in Biology, Maths and English Language


GCSE Grade B or above in Additional Science, Maths and English Language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Francis Xavier's College directly.

Last updated date: 13 June 2014

Key information

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