The course will appeal to students interested in Life Sciences. Students will develop their understanding and apply their knowledge of biology and evaluate data from experiments they carry out in the laboratory. They will develop a broad understanding of the functions and effects of Life Sciences on the outside world, as well as gaining an appreciation of how biology contributes to current medical advances.

COURSE DESCRIPTION Year 12 – AS Units Content is split into four teaching modules:

• Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology

• Module 2 – Foundations in biology

• Module 3 – Exchange & transport

• Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution & disease

Year 13 – A2 Units Content is split into six teaching modules:

• Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology

• Module 2 – Foundations in biology

• Module 3 – Exchange & transport

• Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution & disease

• Module 5 – Communication, homoeostasis & energy

• Module 6 – Genetics, evolution & ecosystems

POST A LEVEL OPTIONS

Biology is universally recognised as a valuable and versatile A level by institutions and employers alike because of the transferable skills it develops. As an AS subject, it can be a good choice to enhance skills needed in Psychology, Sports Science, Mathematics and other Science subjects. As an A2 subject, alongside Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics, it is perfect for candidates seeking to broaden their studies in preparation for careers in medicine.

“Biology is the study of complicated things that have the appearance of having been designed with a purpose” Richard Dawkins