Biology

Vocational qualification

In Rotherham

£ 15 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Rotherham

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

Unit 2 is Molecules, Biodiversity and Human Interactions; this includes biochemistry and enzymes, followed by the study of living organisms and the differences between them including Natural Selection. Finally, Human Interactions covers food production, disease and defence against disease, concluding with conservation.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Rotherham (South Yorkshire)
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Moorgate Road, S60 2BE

Starts

On request

To take into account

- If you've taken Core Science, you must have passed Core, and any one from Additional Science, Biology, Chemistry, Electronics, Environmental & Land Based Science, Geology, Human Physiology & Health or Physics. - If you've taken single subject Sciences, you must have a grade C in Biology plus one other from Chemistry or Physics. - If you have taken GCSE Science double award, you must have a double pass. - You must have passes in both Maths and an English subject. - Passes in Applied Science and BTEC First Diploma in Science do not count as valid qualifications for this course.

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Course programme


Biology
Level 3
AS and A2
Duration 1-2 years
What will I study
You will study 2 units at AS and A2.

AS - Unit 1 is Cells, Exchange and Transport which covers cell structure, diversity and cell division, followed by movement across membranes. Transport covers both animal and plants so you will investigate heart and blood vessels alongside xylem and phloem.

Unit 2 is Molecules, Biodiversity and Human Interactions; this includes biochemistry and enzymes, followed by the study of living organisms and the differences between them including Natural Selection. Finally, Human Interactions covers food production, disease and defence against disease, concluding with conservation.

A2 - Unit 1 is Communication, Homeostasis and Energy, covering the nervous and endocrine systems, the kidney and liver. Photosynthesis and Respiration are then compared, including exercise.

Unit 2 is Control, Genomes and Environment where you will study the role of DNA variation and gene technology. This is followed by ecosystems and sustainability. This module concludes with coordination and the role of the brain in behaviour.

Study Visits
Field work and conservation topics will include compulsory day trips.

Cost
No more than £15 per day trip.

Assessment
Examinations in two units and a centre-based assessment of practical skills in both AS and A2.

Useful Supporting Courses
This course links very well with all other sciences, including Social Sciences, and also with Sport Studies, Environmental Studies and Health & Social Care.

Biology

£ 15 + VAT