This course will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to study biology or a related subject at university.
You will require at least two 6 grades in science GCSEs (or minimum 665 including biology at 6 if separate sciences studied) plus grade 6 in maths, in addition to the general entry requirements for A levels.
Learners carry out practicals throughout the course and develop various skills which will then be examined.
Topics include biological molecules, cell structure and membranes, enzymes and cell division.
Topics include qualitative, quantitative and evaluative practical tasks carried out under supervised conditions.
Topics include disease prevention and the immune system, biodiversity, classification and evolution.
Topics include the nervous system, the kidney and liver, respiration, photosynthesis and muscles.
Topics include cellular control, inheritance, biotechnology, cloning, genetic engineering and sustainability.
Written examinations. Students will additionally complete a practical endorsement which does not contribute to their overall grade and is pass/fail.
Recommended textbooks and Internet sites to be advised by your tutor. All students will be able to borrow a textbook from the library and all practical equipment will be provided. You will need to buy a scientific calculator.
Higher Education to study biology, medicine, dentistry, veterinary and other related science courses.