Biology

We build on students’ enthusiasm for Biology and enable a deeper understanding of vital concepts to explain the world around us.

The course will continue from GCSE, involving greater detail in topics such as cells, plant and animal transport systems, and biological molecules, as well as analysing processes such as respiration and photosynthesis, providing a greater appreciation of the intricacies of science. You will also cover challenging new areas such as biotechnology and gene technology that are advancing rapidly and have far-reaching consequences for our lives and our health.

Our goal is to ensure our students are prepared for their future, by developing their independent study skills, time management, and develop their love of learning. This well-respected course provides transferrable skills to a wide range of careers, offering students many future opportunities.

Careers

Success in biology leads to awide range of higher education and career opportunities such as in agriculture, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, dentistry, environmental sciences, food science, forensic science, genetic engineering, medicine, micro-biology, pathology, pharmacy, and veterinary science.Other possibilities include animal welfare, beauty therapy, childcare, dietician, midwifery, nursing, horticulture, physiotherapy, psychology, speech therapy, sports science, and teaching.

Exam Board

AQA

Entry criteria

Grades 6,6 in core and additional science, plus a grade 5 in Mathematics- Grade 6 in Biology if studied as a single science, plus grade 5 in Mathematics

Assessment

Three written exam papers at the end of Year 13 and a practical endorsement which is completed during the two-year course.

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