Entry Requirements:

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5, a 6 in Maths, plus grade 6 & 6 or above in Science. If taking separate sciences, a 6 in Biology is required, alongside a 6 in Chemistry or Physics.

Why Should You Take This Course?

Biology covers various topics, from developments in medicine to the study of the environment. It is a rapidly developing science with recent advances in fields such as gene technology. It is essential in overcoming major concerns such as antibiotic resistance, vaccine development and food production to meet the needs of an expanding population.
Biology compliments other subjects such as Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Maths, PE, English and Sociology.

Course content
Year 1

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Year 2

  • Energy transfers in and between organisms
  • Organisms responses to changes in their internal and external environments
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • The control of gene expression

You will develop independent study skills and take part in group work and discussions. This will teach transferable skills, which will help you develop the ability to interpret data, investigate facts and draw conclusions

How will I be assessed?
There will be 3 exams at the end of the 2 years.
You will be entered for the AS qualification at the end of the first year.

Are there any special expenses?
You may need to purchase personal protective equipment such as a lab coat, gloves and goggles.

What could I do next?
Biology is an essential course for anyone considering a career in medicine, veterinary science or dentistry as well as subjects such as conservation and ecology. It is a good choice for forensic science, pharmacy and nursing. It also leads to zoology, marine biology and many other disciplines.

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