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A Level Biology at Kingston College

Course description

Biology A Level is a course with an innovative approach to biology dealing with current issues to motivate students. The focus is on key concepts in biology, including topics on genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, human physiology, evolution and ecology. The theory is set in interesting contexts, with the ethical and social implications of the science discussed fully. The course has a dedicated website and multimedia resources, along with online activities to develop and support the related science, mathematics and ICT skills. For those wishing to pursue a career in the biological sciences, Biology A Level is essential; other scientific subjects and Mathematics are recommended. However, A Level Biology also complements the social sciences and humanities very well.

Course content

A Level Biology is a linear qualification with students taking the final exam after two years of study. The course contains six modules which are: development of practical skills in biology; foundations in biology; exchange and transport; bio-diversity, evolution and disease; communication, homeostatis and energy; genetics, evolution and ecosystems.

For full course leaflet information please go to our website www.kingston-college.ac.uk

 

Entry requirements

A Level entry criteria are a minimum of five GCSEs, at grades 9-5, all in academic subjects. These must include a minimum of a grade 5 in GCSE English and a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics. Students must have taken two science GCSEs, achieving a minimum of a grade 5 in both. This qualification can only be studied alongside two other A Level subjects.

Assessment

The final exam is three written papers.

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Future opportunities

Good communication skills are essential to be successful in A Level Biology. An A Level in Biology is highly regarded by higher education institutions, and can lead to many rewarding career paths in the medical and life science areas.

Higher Education courses or appropriate employment, e.g. Medicine, Veterinary Science, Zoology or Forensic Science.

Further information

A range of Higher Education courses or appropriate employment e.g. Medicine, Veterinary Science, Zoology, Ecology, Agriculture or Forensic Science.

Kingston Sixth has an excellent track record of being an established A Level provider. Over the years these courses have been an outstanding springboard from which thousands of students have built their futures and progressed to some of the best universities in the country. The College was graded Good by Ofsted in 2013 and 2016.

 

Further information about this course may be obtained by emailing admissions@kingston-college.ac.uk or calling 020 8268 3073

 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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