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Biology A Level at WQE

Course description

The course is designed to follow on from GCSE Science and is modern in approach emphasising important biological principles of physiological biochemistry, genetics and the biology of DNA, evolution through natural selection, and ecology.

Course content

The course is designed to follow on from GCSE Science and is modern in approach emphasising important biological principles of physiological biochemistry, genetics and the biology of DNA, evolution through natural selection, and ecology.

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements (see below) this course requires students to have achieved grade 66 or above in GCSE Combined Science (Higher Tier) or a minimum of 655 in the separate sciences which should normally include grade 6 or above in Biology. Grade 5 or above in GCSE Mathematics (Higher Tier) and English Language is also normally required.

Assessment

The A-level will consist of three written examinations at the end of the second year. Practical skills will also be assessed but will not contribute to the A level grade.

Future opportunities

There has never been a better time to study Biology, which is an increasingly important subject in the modern world. You can study Biology because you find living things fascinating for their own sake, or because you need it to gain entry into the applied biological professions, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optics, or conservation. The biotechnology- based industries, which include the major pharmaceutical and chemical companies, are also major employers of biological scientists.

Further information

For further information please visit our website www.wqe.ac.uk or see our prospectus

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Web url: www.wqe.ac.uk

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