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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Learners will study a variety of topics including:

  • Development of practical skills in biology
  • Foundations in biology
  • Exchange and transport
  • Biodiversity, evolution and disease
  • Communication, homeostasis and energy
  • Genetics, evolution and ecosystems

Entry requirements

You need a minimum of grade B in both GCSE Science and Additional Science. If you have taken Triple Science, then Biology must be at grade B, with the other two sciences at grade C. A grade B (grade 5) in English Language is required.

Course Content

  • Module 1: Development of practical skills – this module underpins the whole of the course and covers the practical skills that learners should develop throughout. The practical skills in this module can be assessed within written examinations and (for A-level only) within the Practical Endorsement.
  • Module 2: Foundations in biology – covering concepts required throughout the remaining modules.
  • Modules 3 and 4: AS topics – exchange and transport, biodiversity, evolution and disease.
  • Modules 5 and 6: A-level topics – communication, homeostasis and energy, genetics, evolution and ecosystems.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by external examination at the end of year 2.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Careers

The list of career opportunities is varied and endless, including:

  • Academic and research roles
  • Biological technology
  • Medical and health services
  • Genetic counselling
  • Health education
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical/medical product sales
  • Marine biology.

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

 

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

About Joseph Wright Centre »

Yikai Shen

Yikai Shen

Aiming for a career in financial services

Aiming for a career in financial services, Yikai Shen chose to study A-levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Business at Derby College before continuing his education at Imperial College, London.

A British education is recognised throughout the world as the best. My biggest challenge at College was obviously the language but I worked hard and gained a lot of support from tutors at the College.

Derby is a very nice city and I settled in well. I made a lot of good friends and everyone was very welcoming
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