What will I study?
Development of Practical Skills
This covers the skills of planning, implementing, analysis and evaluation.
Foundations in Biology
This includes cell structure, biological molecules, including DNA and enzymes, followed by the study biological membranes, cell division, cell diversity and organisation.
Exchange and transport
This covers the structure and function of the gas exchange system, and animal and plant transport.
Biodiversity, evolution and disease
You will study communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system followed by biodiversity, classification and evolution.
Communications, homeostasis and energy
This module covers excretion as an example of homeostatic control, the nervous and endocrine systems, plant and animal responses to environmental change, followed by photosynthesis and respiration.
Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
You will study the control of cellular activities, genetics, genome manipulation, cloning and biotechnology. This is followed by ecosystems, populations and conservation through sustainability.
Field work, conservation and will include day trips.
No more than £25 per day trip.
GCSE Science (2 x Grade 6) 6 in Biology if taken separately. Grade 5 Maths.
Useful Supporting Courses
This course links very well with all other sciences, including Geology and also with PE, Psychology and Health and Social Care.