A2 Level Biology at Nether Stowe School
The AQA Biology A level is a 2 year course. It will encourage deeper thinkiingand understanding of the subject and will increase opportunities for further study and employment. A Level Biology will also complement subjects such as Chemistry, Geography and Psychology.
This course will include the study of:
- Biological molecules
- 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
A Grade 6 or above in GCSE Biology, English Language and Maths
Paper 1: Written exam (2hrs, 35% weighting)
Paper 2: Written exam (2hrs, 35% weighting)
Paper 3: Written exam (2hrs, 30% weighting)
You could take this course with other advanced level courses, which overlap with Biology such as Chemistry, Applied Science, Physics, Geography, Geology or more general subjects that may not relate to the sciences, to prepare for higher education. With further training, you could go into a job related to Biology or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Nurse, Scientist or Marine Biologist. The course will also help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Staffordshire Young Peoples's Services Adviser or school/college careers staff.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nether Stowe School directly.