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A Level Biology

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
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What will you be working towards?

Code BIO/A
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Biology is always an incredibly popular A level at SLGGS, where we achieve outstanding results. We follow the SNAB A Edexcel specification which covers a range of diverse topics including plant Biology, Ecology, Genetics and Human Biology.


Details


Outline of the Course 
Topic 1 Lifestyle Health and Risk
Topic 2 Genes and Health
Topic 3 Voice of the Genome
Topic 4 Biodiversity and Natural Resources
Topic 5 On the Wild Side
Topic 6 Immunity, Infection and Forensics
Topic 7 Run for your Life
Topic 8 Grey Matter
 

How will it be delivered?

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Examination: Topics 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and experimental methods based on the Core practicals

2 hours

33.3%

2

Examination: Topics 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8 and experimental methods based on the Core practicals

2 hours

33.3%

3

Examination: Questions from Topics 1 to 8, including Synoptic questions which may draw on two or more different topics. A section of this paper will have questions based on a pre-released scientific article

2 hours

33.3%

 

 

 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Biology and 6 in Maths

May be accepted on the course: 6 in Biology and 6 in Maths

Your next steps...

You could take this course with other advanced level courses, which overlap with Biology such as Chemistry, Applied Science, Physics, Geography, Geology or more general subjects that may not relate to the sciences, to prepare for higher education. With further training, you could go into a job related to Biology or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Nurse, Scientist or Marine Biologist. The course will also help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

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