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Biology at West Derby School

Course description

The AS Biology course consists of two modules: Biology and Disease, and The Variety of Living Organisms. The first module covers infectious disease and heart disease, the digestive system, biological molecules, cells, enzymes, breathing and heartbeat, and the immune system. The second module covers variation, DNA and cell division, haemoglobin, mass transport, classification, evolution and biodiversity.

The A2 course consists of two modules: Populations and Environment, and Control in cells and in organisms. The first A2 module covers factors affecting population growth, photosynthesis, respiration, energy transfer and food production, nutrient cycles and succession, genetic inheritance, selection and speciation. The second A2 module covers the nervous system, muscles, homeostasis, the oestrous cycle, DNA, RNA and protein synthesis, gene expression, gene therapy, gene technology and genetic fingerprinting.

Entry requirements

To enter AS Level Biology students will need to have at least Grade B in GCSE Biology or Dual Award Science and preferably at least Grade B in Mathematics and Grade B in English Language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Derby School directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years