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Biology at The Hewett School

Course description

There has never been a more exciting time than the start of the twenty-first century to be studying Biology. It can lead to a breadth of disciplines to be studied at university from anatomical sciences to cell physiology, biodiversity to medical genetics, chemical biology to neuroscience and pharmacology to ecotoxicology. All of these offer opportunities for many interesting career paths. At the same time as new disciplines emerge, old problems can reappear to remind us of the remarkable ability of living organisms to mutate and compete for niches in our ecosystems. Who knows what exciting advances are being made at present in research laboratories?

Biology has strong links with Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Psychology and the aim of the course is to enable you to apply your knowledge and understanding of the concepts of Biology and its skills to new and changing situations. You will enhance your understanding of scientific methods and become more aware of the advances in technology and ICT relevant to Biology. You will also recognise the value and responsible use of Biology in society.

The social, economic, environmental, ethical, medical and technological aspects of Biology will all be covered in the delivery of the subject and you will gain a sense of awe and wonder at the scale and impact of the natural processes and phenomena and the role of Biology in describing the structure and functioning of plants and micro-organisms in the natural world and the place of mankind.

Biology can lead to many different careers, including medicine, teaching, research, veterinary science, journalism, marketing, campaign work (eg. RSPCA), or work as an environmentalist, accountant, pollution officer or agricultural technology advisor.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements: C in English and Maths at GCSE B in Science at GCSE


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hewett School directly.

Last updated date: 04 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years