1. Qualification details

Qualification name GCE A Level in Biology
Qualification level Level 3
Awarding organisation Assessment & Qualifications Alliance
Course webpage
Course type Full time
Course start date 01 September 2020
Additional price description 16-19 Bursary Fund available
Attendance pattern Daytime/working hours
Support facilities Student Canteen serving hot and cold meals from 8.30am-1.30pm; Conference Room; Lecture Theatre; Library and Information Centre; Computer Rooms; Private Study Areas; Classrooms including well-equipped science laboratories, digital language laboratory and art room; Facilities for students with physical or learning difficulties; Careers and H.E. Guidance. At the Main School site a short distance away, there is a well-resourced music room; a sports gym and playing fields.

2. Course description

Biology is made of a diverse range of subjects - from molecular biology to the study of the biosphere. At A Level, you will develop a deep understanding of living processes and systems. You'll find the more you know about the living world, the more fascinating it becomes. You'll be challenged to understand complex life processes and apply your knowledge to other situations. There is an emphasis on practical skills and synoptic essay writing, as such, Biology is a qualification that is highly sought after by universities.

3. Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 6 with at least grade 4 in English and Mathematics. Plus EITHER at least grade 6 or above in both GCSE Science and Additional Science (higher tier) OR at least grade 6s in both GCSE Biology and Chemistry (higher tier). Maths is also required at GCSE grade 5 or above.

4. Equipment required

Students are required to provide their own laboratory coat

5. Assessment method

Written Examinations and Practical Assessment

6. Venue

Name Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
Address Sixth Form
York Street
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Phone 01200 423118
Fax 01200 442177

7. Other dates and venues

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