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A Level Biology at Ruislip High School

Course description

The A-level specification will present essential principles in contexts that students find interesting. It stimulates students' enthusiasm for biology from the start.

The specification emphasises the way in which scientists work and the contributions of science to modern society in a way that underpins the specification but is never intrusive.

Topics covered include:

  • Disease
  • The variety of living organisms
  • Investigating practical skills
  • Populations and environment
  • Control in cells and in organisms
  • What will students gain?

The aims of these specifications are to encourage candidates to:

Develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for Biology including developing an interest in further study and careers in Biology;

Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society eg. economic issues relevant to discussions on the need to maintain and preserve biodiversity;

Understand the moral, ethical, social and cultural implications of some of the applications of biology and technology eg. legal issues relating to genetic engineering;

Develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works;

Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of biology and how they relate to each other, eg. the role of biology in describing the structure and functioning of the natural world.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ruislip High School directly.

Last updated date: 07 May 2015

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