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Biology A Level at South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College

Course description

If you have enjoyed Biology at GCSE and want to study the subject in more depth, then this is the subject for you. You must be willing to work hard and read around the subject from the start of this course and you will need to spend quality time on understanding and learning in Biology. 

Course content

What will I learn?

Topics you will study include:

  • Biological molecules

  • Cells

  • How organisms exchange substances with their environment

  • Genetic information

  • Variation and relationships between organisms, energy transfers in and between organisms

  • Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments

  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems

  • The control of gene expression

The basics...
  • Develop practical skills and knowledge of biological principles
  • Strongly advised studying another science alongside Biology
  • Independent research required

Entry requirements

Overall, at least 10% of the marks in assessments will require the use of mathematical skills. These will be the standard of higher tier GCSE Mathematics.

Future opportunities

Future careers

  • Doctor
  • Physiotherapist
  • Vet
  • Sports Scientist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Biotechnologist

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017

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