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A-level Biology Level 3 | GCE AS Level in Biology A

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Due to the uncertainty around how long the Covid-19 outbreak will last, it has been agreed for the immediate future that we will be offering unconditional places to full-time (not University Level) applicants who apply to SGS College.

Once you apply for your course, you will receive a communication offering you a place.

You just need to accept the offer, if you wish to.

We will then be in touch to discuss the offer once the Covid-19 risk reduces.


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Biology is the science of life. Studying biology will give you a thorough understanding of the biological principles involved in many areas, such as genetic engineering, critical data analysis, plant structure and biodiversity. This can lead to many exciting career opportunities in the varied fields of medicine, genetics, healthcare, forensics, sports science and environmental science.

In this course you will study:

AS (year 1)

  • Module 1 – Development of practical skills in Biology
  • Module 2 – Foundations in Biology
  • Module 3 – Exchange and transport
  • Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease
  • A2 (year 2)

  • Module 5- Communication, homeostasis and energy
  • Module 6 – genetics, evolution and ecosystems
  • What do I need to join?

    BB/6–6 in GCSE Science and C/5 in Maths and an entrance test, or AA/7–7 and C/5 in Maths.

    How will I know how I am doing?

    AS Biology (Year 1):

  • Two exams at the end of the year; both are 1 hour and 30 minutes long
  • AS (Year 1) is a standalone qualification and the results from these AS exams will not count towards the full A-level
  • A2 Biology (Year 2):

  • A2 has three exams; these are two 2 hour and 15 minute exams, and one 1 hour and 30 minute exam
  • There is no coursework on this course. However, your performance during practicals will be assessed.

    Work Experience

    You will be required to do a minimum of 36 hours of work experience. This is usually completed in a week during your first year in term time, where you will have the opportunity to explore a career field which takes your interest. In the lead-up to this week, you will be asked to create an exciting CV during a group tutorial period. The aim of this activity is to give you an idea of what full-time employment is like and to help you think about which career you would like to follow.

    What can I do next?

    Studying biology can lead to many exciting career opportunities in the very varied fields of medicine, genetics, health care, forensics, sports science and environmentalism, to name but a few. The transferable skills you will learn, such as problem solving, are also useful for many other areas, such as law.

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    Course information last updated: Friday 3rd April 2020 @ 7.30am (9 minutes ago)

    Full-time Prospectus

    September 2020

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    AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email [email protected]

    7th Sep 2020
    Filton Campus
    7th Sep 2020
    Filton Campus

    Enquire about A-level Biology 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

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