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Biology biology

Level:                             AS/A2 Level

Exam Board:                   Edexcel

Assessment:                    80% Exam and 20% Coursework

Entry Requirements:       5 GCSEs A—C including Maths, English and grade B or above in Biology

Overview of the course

The AS and A2 course both continue to develop analytical and practical skills within a scientific framework leading on from GCSE. You will need to have excellent research skills, methodology, biological drawings and essay writing skills. You should also be interested in the study of living things.

What will you study?

In Year 12, you will study the following units:

Molecules and Cells

Exchange

Transport

Reproduction

Energy and the Environment;

Individual investigation Coursework

In Year 13, you will study the following units:

Respiration

Coordination

Microbiology

Genetics

Evolution

Biodiversity

Synoptic paper and practical coursework based on the whole syllabus.

Higher Education Pathways:

BSC Degrees in Biological Sciences

Students wishing to study Chemistry degrees should take Chemistry and either Physics or Maths alongside Biology.

Careers :

Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Forestry, Marine Biology, Veterinary Science, Teacher

 

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