This course is for 16-19 year olds who have an interest in traditional biology and how it links to the modern world. It is for those who have an interest in science from the micro to the macro. Students need to write precisely, have well developed mathematical skills, show enthusiasm for their studies and be prepared to participate in discussions. You will need an enquiring mind and the drive to expand your knowledge base beyond the limitations of the syllabus.
General Qualifications: For 3 A Level subjects you require between 5 and 6 GCSEs grade A*-C (8/9-4/5) in academic subjects, taken at one sitting. Specifically for Biology you will need a B grade and a level 6 in Maths or English. If you do not have a level 6 Maths then a 5 is perfectly okay provided you have a 6 in English. The reverse applies.
The syllabus is Edexcel Biology B - 9BIO. The syllabus is wide, diverse and exciting. It has a good balance of traditional and modern biology. It seeks to develop ideas that can be applied to everyday life. You will explore Biology concepts from the very small to the very large. Topics include:- Biological Molecules Cells, Viruses, Disease, Reproduction, Circulatory system, Respiration and Photosynthesis, Microbiology, Genetics, Homeostasis and Ecosystems
Assessment will be by three examinations at the end of two years.
On successful completion of this course, you will achieve an A Level in Biology. Biology is considered an academic A Level requiring a range of skills and is thus accepted by all good universities.
Please complete an application form and return it to the College, either online, by post or in person at the Wood Street Campus. References will be required from your previous educational establishment.
Yes, you will need to meet with a member of staff for an interview.
Yes, students are required to buy one or more textbooks which will be recommended at the start of term. Students will need a calculator and it is recommended that they buy a laboratory coat for practical work.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.