Biology

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 002
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

This specification is designed to encourage candidates to:

  • Gain hands- on practical skills and data analysis skills.

  • Appreciate how science works and its relevance beyond the laboratory.

  • Develop an enthusiasm for biology.

  • Consider careers in the medical/health profession, forensic and police work, and environmental work.

  • Study a variety of complex biological processes and structures that make up living things.

     

AIMS OF THE COURSE

  • To develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of biology and how they relate to each other.

  • To develop competence and confidence in practical, mathematical and problem solving skills.

  • To develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including further study and careers.

  • To understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.

Details

Module 1: Biological molecules

Module 2:  Cells

Module 3: Organisms exchange substances with their internal and external environment.

Module 4: Genetic information, variation and ecosystems.

Module 5: Energy transfers in and between organisms

Module 6: Organisms respond to changes in their environment

Module 7. Genetics, populations, evolution and relationships between organisms

Module 8. The control of gene expression

How will it be delivered?

Paper 1: Biological processes (Modules 1-4)

Paper 2: Biological diversity (Modules 5-8)

Paper 3: Unified Biology (Modules 1-8)

 

There is no coursework element to the course. Students complete a Practical Endorsement which is graded as Pass or Fail but does not contribute to the final grade given

Entry requirements

To be accepted on A Level course a student should have at least 5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (or equivalent). Students would be expected to have a GCSE of at least a grade 5-5 in either GCSE combined science or grade 5 in GCSE Triple Biology.  A GCSE grade 4 in English and Mathematics is normally required.

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