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Biology - AS and A Levels at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • Encourages a life-long interest in living organisms and respect for all forms of life
  • Practical work in all units
  • Colour coded booklets which include past paper questions for revision, available for all units
  • Tests and revision exercises provided for all topics in each unit

Course content

The course provides the basic body of biological knowledge, and promotes an awareness/appreciation of the development and significance of Biology in personal, social, environmental, economic and technological contexts. This will enable an appreciation of the importance of experimental and investigatory work in the study of Biology.

Entry requirements

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum ofĂ‚ 6 GCSEs at grades A* - C, one of which must be either GCSE Mathematics or GCSE English Language and a minimum of Grade C in Biology or CC in Double Award Science (higher tier). Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Faculty.


AS Level: Two written tests (2 x 1hr 30min) and a practical assessment (3hrs 45 mins).

A2 Level: Two written tests (1hr 40min and 2hrs), and a practical assignment (4 hours).

Future opportunities

A Levels provide an excellent basis for progression to Higher level qualifications such as degrees or Higher National Diplomas. Biology can provide a range of skills which are useful in a variety of careers including, Laboratory Work, Field Work, Plant Breeding, Conservation Work, Environmental Health, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Working with Animals, Health Care and many more.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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