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Biology A Level at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

The study of Biology is exciting and broad allowing you to learn about both genetics and ecology along with the causes and treatment of disease and the fundamental science that explains all living systems.

You’ll study a wide range of fascinating topics from molecular biology and genetic engineering through to ecosystems.

You will also develop your ability to understand how science works. You will plan and carry out experiments and develop your skills in interpreting data in the form of graphs and tables.

If you have an interest in science and are thinking about going into a scientific or medical profession, A Level Biology is a great place to start.

Course content

AS - Biological molecules; cells; organisms exchange substances with their environment; and genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms.

A Level - Topics as above at AS as well as: energy transfer in and between organisms; organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments; genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems; and the control of gene expression.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A* to C including English Language and Grade BB or above in Science (not including controlled assessments) and Grade B in Maths.



Future opportunities

Degree in Biology, Physiology, Biomedical Science, Medicine, Sports Science or another Science-related area.

Careers include: Marine Biologist, Research Scientist, Ecologist, Biomedical Scientist, Speech and Language Therapist, Physiologist, Pharmacist and Doctor.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tyne Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 10 March 2016

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    • Our partner and dedicated Sixth Form College, Queen Alexandra, is located close by at our North Shields Campus. Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College offers a wide range of A Level courses in a supportive environment.