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Qualification name GCE A Level in Biology
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation AQA Education
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 5th September 2022
Cost £0.00
Cost description 16 to 19 bursary fund available depending on household income
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

Biology A-level will give you the skills to make connections and associations with all living things around you. Biology literally means the study of life and if that is not important, what is? Studying biology will give you an opportunity to develop your understanding and knowledge of the natural world. It is a heavyweight subject that is sure to impress universities and potential employers. Being such a broad topic, you are bound to find a specific area of interest, plus it opens the door to a fantastic range of interesting careers.

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Minimum requirement: 6 GCSEs Grades 9-4 (or equivalent), including Grade 4 or above in English and maths. Strongly recommended: Grade 5 in maths. Recommended: Grade 5 in biology

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Biological molecules; cells; organisms exchange substances with their environment; genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms; energy transfers in and between organisms; organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments; genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems; the control of gene expression

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A-level biology opens the doors to a diverse range of higher degree courses and careers such as medicine, nursing, veterinary science, physiotherapy, midwifery, occupational therapy, biochemistry, zoology, environmental science, dentistry, bioinformatics, bioengineering and radiography.

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Name Taverham High School
Address Beech Avenue
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Phone 01603 860505
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