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A-Level Biology

Course Title: A-Level Biology

Department: Science 

Overview

Ultimately, Science is about understanding the world around us. Students learn to think for themselves, gathering and using evidence to explain their observations. Students develop skills in thinking for themselves, making predictions, and explaining complex ideas in a logical and concise manner.

A level Biology is a highly respected A level and it makes an excellent choice, offering you access to a wide range of university courses and careers. You’ll need biology for most degrees in medicine, biology, biomedical sciences, dentistry, dietetics, physiotherapy, orthotics, and veterinary medicine

Studying A-Level Biology is an interesting and challenging learning experience, linking key biological ideas, and understanding how they relate to each other. The development of transferable skills including investigative, problem solving, research, decision making, mathematical skills, and analytical skills.

If you love to learn about living things and how they relate, studying biology might be the right fit for you. A biology major gives you an in-depth understanding of the natural world. It also helps you learn how to conduct research, problem solve, organize, and think critically

Duration of qualification: 2 years

Course Entry Requirements: GCSE English and Maths, GCSE Biology Grade 6, Combined Science 6 – 6

Timetable hours: 5 hours per week
Assessment method:  AS Biology:  2 X 1.5hour Exams Plus non-exam Practical endorsement in Biology. A level Biology 2 X 2hr15mins Exams and 1 1hour 30mins, Plus non-exam Practical endorsement in Biology

Qualification:  1 A level 
Exam Board: OCR  Specification: https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/171736-specification-accredited-a-level-gce-biology-a-h420.pdf

Modules:

Year 1

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology

•• Module 2 – Foundations in biology

•• Module 3 – Exchange and transport

•• Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution, and disease

Year 2

•• Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology

•• Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis, and energy

•• Module 6 – Genetics, evolution, and ecosystems

Courses Available: AS or A-Level

Career Pathways: University / Apprenticeships

Transferable Skills: investigative, problem solving, research, decision making, mathematical skills, and analytical skills.

Enquiries:

Ayan Abdi

Director of Health and Science

Tel: 020 7738 6115

Email: Ayan.abdi@southbank-utc.co.uk

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