Biology is at the forefront of 21st century science as we continue to unlock the secrets of life at a rapid pace. By studying biology at A level you’ll be immersed in cutting-edge developments and experience dynamic lessons in our dedicated and energetic department.
Duration: 2 years
Starting date: September 2018
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form
What will you do?
You will build a solid knowledge in areas including biochemistry, evolution, ecology, genetics and anatomy. Lessons are interactive and engaging and you’ll get the chance to practise a variety of lab techniques.
How will I learn?
The course is delivered using a variety of interactive and engaging teaching methods. You will get the chance to experience a range of lab techniques. The course will involve four 70 minute lessons per week.
How am I assessed?
Assessment is by examination, and there will be ongoing exam style assessment throughout the course. A Practical Endorsement assessed by a range of experiments throughout the course.
You could go on to specialise in a wide range of subjects including: veterinary science, medicine, optometry, psychology, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, sports science, microbiology, forensic science, biophysics, genetics, neuroscience, botany, zoology, ecology and environmental science and of course, biology!
GCSE Additional Science or Biology higher level grade B/6 or above, plus GCSEs in maths and English, grade C/4 or above.
What else do I need to know?
Practical skills are embedded within this course and you will develop a portfolio to demonstrate your competence.
3 Reasons to join us:
- Biology is the scientific study of life, here at Bede Sixth Form College you will explore topics and issues that impact upon our lives and the world around us.
- Biology develops essential transferrable skills including problem solving, research, analysis and the ability to make connections between natural, social, economic, political and technological fields.
- Biology is a great investment in your future career!