Vocational qualification

In Nuneaton

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Description

  • Type

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Nuneaton

  • Duration

    2 Years

Biology is the study of living organisms and how they interact with each other. We study the fundamental principles of Biology including biochemistry, cell structure, physiology and ecology. The course is suitable for students who enjoyed Biology at school and who wish to extend their knowledge to a higher level. Students are trained and encouraged to develop their practical skills to a level.

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Location

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Nuneaton (Warwickshire)
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King Edward Road, CV11 4BE

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About this course

College entry requirements plus GCSE Grade BB in Biological Sciences and C in Mathematics

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Course programme


Biology
Course Type A-Level
Introduction Biology is the study of living organisms and how they interact with each other. We study the fundamental principles of Biology including biochemistry, cell structure, physiology and ecology. The course is suitable for students who enjoyed Biology at school and who wish to extend their knowledge to a higher level. Students are trained and encouraged to develop their practical skills to a level which will enable progression to work in a professional laboratory, should they wish to do so.
Qualification AS/A Level (OCR Specification)
Entry Requirements College entry requirements plus GCSE Grade BB in Biological Sciences and C in Mathematics
Assessment The course is taught and assessed in 3 modules for AS and A Level.
Costs Students are advised to purchase a white cotton laboratory coat for use during practical sessions (approx 16). The course textbook which will be recommended by their teacher (approx 20). There may be small additional costs related to optional visits and trips which may occur during the course. Duration 1 year to AS level and an additional year to A level
Other Details Biology, like all Sciences, is a very demanding subject. It is advisable that students choose another Science or Mathematics to study alongside Biology as this will enhance their overall understanding. Extra study and background reading, both at home and in college, are essential requirements for students who wish to obtain a high final grade.
Progression Options Students who are successful at AS level may wish to complete an additional year to achieve the A level qualification from which higher study, perhaps at degree level, in this or a related area is a possibility. As part of a wider programme this course provides an excellent basis for progression to many careers or university courses. Former students of this college have gone on to study Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Zoology, Marine Biology and other Biology degrees at various universities including Oxford and Cambridge. People with well developed scientific skills are always in demand by a wide range of local, national and international employers.

Biology

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