A stimulating course which emphasises the way in which biologists work and their contributions to society.
  • Pathway(s):
  • Advanced Level
  • Exam Board:
  • OCR

What Will I Study?

A stimulating course which emphasises the way in which biologists work and their contributions to society.

You will study:

  • Module 1: Development of practical skills
  • Module 2: Foundations in biology
  • Module 3: Exchange and transport
  • Module 4: Biodiversity, evolution and disease
  • Module 5: Communications, homeostasis and energy
  • Module 6: Genetics, evolution and ecosystems

How Will I Be Assessed?

  • Paper 1 assesses the content from modules 1, 2, 3 and 5
  • Paper 2 assesses the content from modules 1, 2, 4 and 6
  • Paper 3 assesses the content from modules 1 to 6

What Could I Do Next?

Many higher education courses are accessible with Advanced Level biology including medicine, dentistry, biomedical science, teaching, marine biology, microbiology, pharmacology, research science and zoology.

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

  • 1 of either Biology, Chemistry or Physics: Combined Science Grade 6-5, Separate Science Grade 6,6,5, Maths Grade 5
  • 2 of either Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths: Combined Science Grade 6-6, Separate Science Grade 6,6,6 Maths Grade 6
  • 3 of either: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths: Grade 77 GCSE Combined Science 2 x 7s and 1 Grade 6 in, Separate Science, GCSE Maths 6

All students who do not study A Level Mathematics are required to study AS Level Mathematical Studies in Year 12.

Where Can I Get More Information?

For more information please contact:

  • Head of Faculty: Miss E. Bird
  • Biology Coordinator: Miss S. Clayton

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