Biology AS/A2 Level

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Course Specifics

Category:
Sixth Form
Level:
Level 3
Audience:
16-18 School Leavers
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
1 year for AS Level 2 years for full A Level
Interview Required:
Yes
Starts:
Continuous
Age 16-18 Cost:
No cost
Age 19 or Over:
2225.0
Funding Assisted:
Yes - If it's your first full Level 3 and you're aged 19-23 your course is funded otherwise Advanced learner loans are available

Course overview

You will build upon a lot of the knowledge and skills you gained during GCSE Biology as well as looking at:

  • DNA and RNA
  • Enzyme function
  • Organism classification
  • Reproductive strategies
  • You'll also get the opportunity to design your own practical investigation around a topic you choose to really get stuck into the subject

Who is this course for?

Ideally you will be achieving at least 25 points/5 x 5 points or above/A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE (or equivalent), including English and maths at B/6 and B/6 in your science subjects. You will also have an excellent work ethic. A Level work opens up the door to a wide range of careers in the future.

Entry qualifications

Ideally you will be achieving at least 25 points/5 x 5 points or above/A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE (or equivalent), including English and maths at B/6 and B/6 in your science subjects.

What other experience will I gain?

Being part of Chesterfield College Sixth Form is so much more than A Levels. We want you to leave us with as many skills as possible to help you with you next step (as well as making your time here fun). That's why you'll also get the opportunity to take part in visits, competitions, as well as all the other college wide teams and activities. Many of the Biology students are student ambassadors and Peer mentors – Y13 students who pair up with Y12 students to offer help and support.

Where will this lead?

You will be able to progress to university level study or on to employment. Former biology students are now studying Biology and other related degrees. Biology at the University of Warwick, Biomedicine at University of Leeds, Midwifery at University of Nottingham, Biological sciences at University of Nottingham, Forensic science at Sheffield Hallam, Biological sciences at Aston, Animal Management at Nottingham Trent University, Freshwater and Marine Biology at Hull and Occupational Therapy at Coventry.

What are my career options?

What Ofsted say

"I am enjoying the course, in particular learning about the way the human body, cells and DNA work. I like the practical aspect of the course too. Make sure you do a lot of practice questions as it does make a lot of difference to your grades!”

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