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Human Biology at Harris Academy Upper Norwood

Course description

This course has been developed for candidates who would like to continue to study Biology, and who wish to specialise in those aspects of Biology that relate particularly to the human animal.Due regard is given to the importance of plants and microorganisms, particularly in their interaction with humans. The course builds on the knowledge and skills gained from studying GCSE level science. It also gives candidates the opportunity to devise and carry out investigations and analyse, evaluate and communicate their results.A distinctive feature of the specification is the way in which the content is presented through the use of work-related contexts, many of which are taken from the caring and biomedical professions. This unique approach gives the subject relevance and interest. The scheme of assessment has also been constructed to reflect this approach, with many questions based on the vocational applications of Human Biology.The course content relating to health, caring, first aid and social and ethical issues make the specification one of general interest. It complements and supports studies in many other subjects, including social studies, psychology, sports science and environmental science. There are also strong links with VCE Science and VCE Health and Social Care.

Entry requirements

Subject specific entry requirements may apply but as a minimum you should provide 7 GCSEs grades A* - C. Please see our website for full admissions criteria. Students require a grade B or above in Biology GCSE or, if taking Double Science GCSE, then a BB is required with a minimum of a grade B in the Biology modules. Additionally, a grade B in English Language GCSE is also required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Academy Upper Norwood directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years