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BIOLOGY - A2/A Level (OCR) at Churchdown School Academy

Course description

2 year course with a full time programme

Course content

What does the course include?

A Level Biology is comprised of six modules:

Module 1- Development of Practical Skills Skills of planning, implementing, analysis and evaluation.

Module 2- Foundations in Biology Cell structure and membranes, biological molecules, enzymes, cell division and cellular organisation.

Module 3- Exchange and transport Exchange surfaces, transport in animals and plants.

Module 4- Biodiversity, evolution and disease Communicable diseases and the immune system. Biodiversity, classification and evolution.

Module 5- Communications, homeostasis and energy Neuronal and hormonal communication, homeostasis and excretion. Photosynthesis and respiration.

Module 6- Genetics, evolution and ecosystems Cellular control, inheritance and biotechnology. Ecosystems, populations and sustainability.

AS Level: This tests Modules 1,2,3 and 4.

A Level: This covers the content in all six modules.

Entry requirements

Pathway 1:

4 A levels • 5 A* to C Grades in GCSEs, including Maths and English, and meeting any subject specific requirements (see below)

Pathway 2:

A combination of A levels and Level 3 Vocational Courses • 5 A*to C Grades (Merits in BTEC and Vocational Courses) and meeting any subject specific requirements (see below)

Future opportunities

Where could this lead?

An A Level in Biology will prepare you to study biology or one of the biological sciences in Further or Higher Education.

You may wish to take a more vocational course leading to a career in medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, animal health, horticulture or agriculture.

Further information

Will it suit me?

Biology at A Level enables you to acquire a systematic body of knowledge and an appreciation of its significance. It is a subject that can provide you with great enjoyment of and respect for all living things.

This course develops the themes of many topics you have already studied and introduces you to some of the exciting areas of biology in the contemporary world.

Biology teaches you many skills that you will use in other subjects and in later life; you will learn to work effectively in a group and to develop independent learning skills, to research current topical issues and develop presentation and debating skills.

You will also develop a range of practical skills and learn how to interpret your findings.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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