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A-level Biology

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

Biology is the science of life, and our knowledge of biology is increasing daily. Studying biology can give you an understanding of the principles behind biochemistry, metabolic processes, microbiology, genetics, disease, the human impact on the environment and many other topics. Studying biology ca...

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16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

Biology is the science of life, and our knowledge of biology is increasing daily. Studying biology can give you an understanding of the principles behind biochemistry, metabolic processes, microbiology, genetics, disease, the human impact on the environment and many other topics. Studying biology can lead to many exciting career opportunities in the varied fields of medicine, genetics, health care, forensics, sports science and environmental science. In this course you will study: • AS (Year 1): Development of practical skills in biology, foundations in biology, exchange and transport, biodiversity, evolution and disease • A2 (Year 2): Communication, homeostasis and energy, genetics, evolution and ecosysytems

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: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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