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Biology A level at St Robert of Newminster Roman Catholic School

Course description

Can we find ways to feed the world’s growing population? Can we protect ourselves from viruses such as Ebola? Is it possible to clone a human being? Is there anything we can do about global warming? Why are bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics? If you are interested in questions like these, then Biology is the subject for you. It will provide opportunities for those wanting to pursue careers in and Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacology, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Biochemistry, Ecology, Marine Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Food Science and general laboratory work.


Course content

Topics include; Biological molecules; Cells; Organisms exchange substances with their environment; Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms: Energy transfers in and between organisms ; How organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments, Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems and control of gene expression.

Entry requirements

Triple science; grades B or above or two B grades in Dual Award Science.

Further information

What skills will I develop? Laboratory techniques, analysis and interpretation of data, evaluation and communication; mathematical, technical and observational skills. Problem solving through use of data, theories and models. Making reasoned judgements and drawing appropriate evidence‐based conclusions.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Robert of Newminster Roman Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2017
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