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Biology A2 Level at North Lindsey College

Course description

This course is delivered in two separate parts. The AS course in year 1 and the A2 course in year 2 leading to a full A Level qualification.

The course builds on the concepts and skills that will have been developed in the GCSE science courses. The biology course is presented in an exciting, relevant and challenging way and teaches the essential principles in contexts that students find interesting. The course emphasises the way in which scientists work and the contributions of science to modern society in a way that underpins the learning and stimulates the enthusiasm of students.

There may be the opportunity to study an additional A-level Human Biology course subject to exam board approval.

Course content

A2 Unit 4: F214: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy 
Module 1: Communication and Homeostasis 
Module 2: Excretion 
Module 3: Photosynthesis
Module 4: Respiration
A2 Unit 5: F215: Control, Genomes and Environment 
Module 1: Cellular Control and Variation: Cellular Control, Meiosis and Variation 
Module 2: Biotechnology and Gene Technologies: Cloning in Plants and Animals, Biotechnology, Genomes and Gene Technologies 
Module 3: Ecosystems and Sustainability: Ecosystems, Populations and Sustainability 
Module 4: Responding to the Environment: Plant Responses, Animal Responses, Animal Behaviour 
A2 Unit 6F216 Practical Skills in Biology 2.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C including a grade C in mathematics and preferably grade B science or biology.

Assessment

You will be assessed by written examinations and practical assessment.

Future opportunities

Progression could be to higher education or employment in a wide range of occupations.
All advanced qualifications, AS, A2 and Applied AS/A Levels earn UCAS points, which contribute to university entry requirements and are valid for the rest of your life. 
The majority of students who achieve this qualification progress to university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Lindsey College directly.

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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