Biology AS/A2

A Level

In Surrey

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    A Level

  • Location

    Surrey

  • Duration

    2 Years

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Starts

Surrey
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Castlefield Road, RH2 0SD

Starts

On request

To take into account

GCSEs in two Science subjects (Higher Level) at grade C Mathematics GCSE (Higher Level) at grade B or GCSEs in two Science subjects (Higher Level) at grade B Mathematics GCSE (Higher Level) at grade C.

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Subjects

  • Biology

Course programme

Biology AS/A2
Biology AS/A2 allows students to learn and understand the different aspects of biological systems from the molecular level right up to ecosystems and the interdependence of life on earth. With rapid developments in biological science, students also have the opportunity to discuss and debate a range of contentious issues.

AS students sorting seeds of different species

What will I study on this course?
The course covers a wide range of topics including:
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Genes and inheritance
  • Biodiversity, conservation, evolution
  • Ecology and ecosystems
  • Infection and immunity
  • Muscles and nerves.


How is this course assessed?
Both AS and A2 are assessed through examinations (70%) and coursework (30%). In AS Biology students carry out research on a chosen topic and produce a report. In A2, students carry out an individual investigation and present it in the style of a scientific paper.

What kind of student will do well on this course?
You will enjoy this course and be successful if you:
  • Are committed and work hard
  • Have a genuine interest in the living world
  • Enjoy researching new ideas
  • Have good problem solving skills


Exam Board & Specification:
Edexcel

Biology AS/A2

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