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AS Biology at The Beacon School

Course description

The specification builds on concepts and skills that will have been developed at GCSE Science. These include: Proteins and polysaccharides, including molecular structure and shape. Enzymes Transport across plasma membranes Reproduction and variation Genes and mitosis Sampling methods to colect data and use statistical analysis Energy in ecosystems Homeostasis Control and coordination Agricultural, industrial and medical uses of biological principles Practical work

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses that may overlap with Biology or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Biology, which could lead onto higher education in science related subjects or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Biology such as a Doctor, Nurse, Science Technician or Marine Biologist. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Beacon School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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