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Biology at Chislehurst School for Girls

Course description

Students will extend knowledge gained at GCSE in cells, biological molecules, enzymes, exchange and transport. They will look in more detail at some metabolic processes occurring in living organisms and be introduced to Humans and disease, as well as extending their knowledge of homeostasis.

Course content

The Year 12 course is comprised of three units:

1 Cells, Exchange and Transport

2 Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health

3 Practical skills in Biology 1


The Year 13 course entails three further units, studied during the second year:

1 Communications, Homeostasis and Energy

2 Control, Genomes and Environment

3 Practical skills in Biology 2

Entry requirements

Students will have studied Core and Additional Science, or Separate Sciences at GCSE. They will need to have achieved at least a Grade B in all Science courses and a Grade B in Mathematics.


There is an examination at the end of each year.

The two practical skills modules involve three practical based tasks from each of three task types: qualitative, quantitative and evaluative.

Future opportunities

A varied range of University courses require Biology at A-Level. These cover a wide field including medicine, nursing, veterinary science, animal nursing, dentistry, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, pharmacy, pharmacology, physiotherapy, speech therapy, environmental science, industrial and Civil Service laboratory work, medical research, forensics and teaching

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chislehurst School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 08 May 2015
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