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Biology at Ringwood School Academy

Course description

Without doubt, Biology is the most exciting and fastest moving area of science today. It touches everyone’s lives and promisessolutions to many of the world's problems: by genetically engineering new drugs, creating gene banks for threatened species, devising fertility treatments, curing genetic diseases,and developing new sources of food.

This hugely enjoyable course aims to stimulate and to challenge, to educate and to inspire. You should gain sufficient insight to understand revolutionary breakthroughs that occur on a daily basis, and thus contribute to contemporary debates about issues such as the use of stem cells for Alzheimers andParkinsons disease, or treatments for HIV.

Entry requirements

All of the following are required:

  • 3 B grades and 3 C grades at GCSE.
  • GCSE Additional Science grade B or above.
  • GCSE Biology grade B & Physics grade C.
  • GCSE Maths grade B or above.


  • This A-Level will be assessed by three written papers.
  • 10% of marks will be for assessing mathematical skills in science.
  • In addition you must take part in a number of ‘core’ practicals.

Future opportunities

Biology is both a passport to higher education and is essential for many careers, such as medicine, veterinary science, physiotherapy, forensics, dentistry, pharmacology, sports science, conservation and all aspects of health care.

Valued by employers, Biology at A-level offers proof of a capacity for structured thinking, problem solving, communication and organisational skill.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ringwood School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years