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A-Level Biology

Biology is a complex and broad science. You will enjoy this course if you are interested in all aspects of living organisms, how they work and how they interact with their environment. You will develop a logical approach to problem solving combined with practical applications in experiments and fieldwork.

Where will success take me?

Biology is important for a wide variety of career paths including; veterinary science, medicine, dentistry, optics, nursing, pharmacy, radiography, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, zoology, sports science, forensics, neuroscience, microbiology, marine biology, horticulture and agriculture.
Biology forms a good basis for the study of many subjects at university due to its practical and synoptic nature.

Entry Requirements

This course is ideal for those who have studied and enjoyed Core and Additional Science or the separate Sciences at GCSE. You must have achieved a minimum of B or BB grade Science, but also on the Biology unit paper.

Year Unit Title Details
AS 1 Basic Biochemistry And Cell organization Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes – 20% of qualification

A range of short and longer structured questions, some in a practical context and one essay.

2 Biodiversity & Physiology of Body Systems Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes – 20% of qualification

A range of short and longer structured questions, some in a practical context and one essay.

A2 3 Energy, Homeostasis & the Environment Written examination: 2 hours – 25% of qualification

A range of short and longer structured questions, some in a practical context and one essay.

4 Variation, Inheritance & Options Written examination 2 hours – 25% of qualification

A range of short and long structured questions, some in a practical context and one essay. Choice of one option out of three.

· Immunology and disease

· Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy

· Neurobiology and Behaviour

5 Practical Assessment Practical examination – 10% of qualification

This examination involves an experimental task and a practical analysis task. They are 90mins & 60mins respectively and will contribute 10% of the marks for the qualification.

 

Useful Links:

https://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/chemistry-as-a-level/#tab_overview

https://www.rsb.org.uk/students