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Biology AS & A Level at St Anne's Catholic School

Course description

From the building blocks of our bodies to genetics, from energy and the environment to biodiversity, the topics explored in this course are wide-ranging and relevant. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of biological facts, concepts and principles.

Course content

The course aims to develop an understanding of the links between theory and experiment by providing an opportunity for the design and implementation of practical work. Knowledge and understanding of biological ideas will be developed together with an appreciation of their signifi cance in new and more familiar contexts. The importance of biology as a human endeavour that impacts socially, philosophically and economically will be considered.

A good understanding of chemistry would be benefi cial to students.

Biology not only complements the sciences but other subjects such as religious studies, geography and psychology.

Entry requirements

Grade B and above in core and additional sciences GCSE required or at least a grade B in Biology GSCE. Also B or above in Maths and English.


Work will be assessed through examinations.

Future opportunities

Biology is particularly useful when studying any biological science at a higher level, or for a career in the health industry, agriculture, the environment and biotechnology industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Anne's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016

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