Who is this course for?
You need at least a Grade C in GCSE Biology or BB grades in Double Award Science. A pass in GCSE Chemistry is also an advantage.
How long is this course for?
'AS' Level - 1 year, 5 hours per week
'A' Level - 2 years, 5 hours per week
What will I study?
'AS' Level comprises three modules:
- Molecules and Cells
- Organisms and Biodiversity
- Assessment of Practical Skills
'A' Level requires three further modules:
How will I be assessed?
- Physiology and Ecosystems
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Evolutionary Trends
- Assessment of Investigational and Practical Skills
'AS' Level - 2 examinations each lasting 1 hour 30 minutes and each worth 40% of AS Level, plus a practical assessment which is worth 20% of the total 'AS' mark.
'A' Level - 2 examinations each lasting 2 hours and each worth 20% of 'A' Level, plus a practical assessment worth 10 % of A Level.
What can I do after the course?
Biology is essential or useful in many career areas. You must find out whether your chosen career requires 'A' Level Biology. It is essential for or relevant to: Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Optics, Speech Therapy, Food Science, Nutrition, Nursing, Agriculture, Teaching, Occupational Therapy and Radiography.
How do I apply?
Complete an application form (available from each campus or in the Admissions section) and return it to any Campus.