AS Level in Biology

A Level

In South Shields

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    A Level

  • Location

    South shields

Description

This one-year course leads to an AS level, which is a qualification in its own right. It can also be used as the first half (50%) of an A level qualification.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Starts

South Shields (Tyne and Wear)
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St. George'S Avenue South Shields, NE34 6ET

Starts

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To take into account

Previous study of Biology; Human Biology or Dual Award Science at GCSE level leading to an award of Grade C or better is required.

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Course programme



Course information:
AS Level in Biology


Course summary:
This one-year course leads to an AS level, which is a qualification in its own right. It can also be used as the first half (50%) of an A level qualification.

Course content:
All students study the following three modules:
  • Module 1 - Molecules, Cells & Systems
  • Module 2 - Making Use of Biology
  • Module 4 - Centre Assessed Coursework


Course structure:
Advanced level biology has been designed to be accessible to a wide range of students. The course examines both fundamental concepts such as form & function, cell biology, evolution and genetics together with more modern applications such as genetic engineering and enzyme technology. A wide variety of teaching styles is employed including practical exercises, written assignments and critical discussion. It is anticipated that students from a wide variety of backgrounds will enjoy the insights provided into the activities of animals, plants and microbes.


Qualifications achieved:
GCE AS Level Biology, awarded by AQA.

Progression opportunities:
Successful students could progress to an A2 Level in Biology.

Free study and financial support:
Most full-time students do not have to pay for their course. We may also be able to help you with some of the extra costs associated with college, eg travel, childcare, equipment, books etc.
In addition, if you have just left school, you may be eligible for an Educational Maintenance Allowance.

AS Level in Biology

Price on request