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Science - Biology

Who is the course for?

Students who

  • are interested in biological sciences and its applications. 
  • who want to use biology to progress onto further studies in Higher Education or enter a biology-based employment 
  • are taking other related A levels

What can it lead to?

All university courses which require Biology as a prerequisite.  Any university course which requires an A level.  A range of careers which may/may not require Higher Education

What are the entry requirements?

6 - 7 GCSE grades 6 - 9

2 grade 6s and above in GCSE sciences


What will I Study?

For AS

Module 1 : Development of practical skills

Module 2 : Foundations in biology

Module 3 :Exchange and transport

Module 4 : Biodiversity, evolution and disease

For A2

Module 5: Communication, homeostasis and energy

Module 6: Genetics and ecosystems

How will I be taught?

Lectures, practical work, field work, visits and independent research

How will I be assessed?

Exams 100%


Breath in Biology)-50% of total AS

Depth in Biology- 50% of total AS


Biological processes- 37% of total A Level

Biological diversity-37% of total A Level

Unified Biology-26% of total A level

What equipment or materials will I need?

General equipment, text books and possibly a laboratory coat.

Course Offer Conditions

Successful students have good grades from their GCSEs and level 6 in their subjects should be a minimum requirement.  Students must be prepared to go on a field trip in their A2 year.

Awarding Body - OCR

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