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Why study Biology?

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The subject opens up your understanding of the biological world around you. How life works, how your body functions and the relationships between the biological world and the environment.

A Level Units Assessment

Module 1 Development of practical skills in Biology
Module 2 Foundations in Biology
Module 3 Exchange and Transport
Module 4 Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease
Module 5 Communication, Homeostasis and Energy
Module 6 – Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems

Three written examination papers and ‘Practical endorsement in Biology’ which is reported separately and does not contribute to the overall A2 grade.

  1. Biological Processes - 2 hours 15 mins – content from modules 1, 2, 3 & 5 (37%)
  2. Biological Diversity - 2 hours 15 mins – content from modules 1, 2, 4 & 6 (37%
  3. Unified Biology – 1 hour 30 mins – content from modules 1-6 (26%)

What career opportunities are there?

Biology is a respected, academic subject welcomed by Higher Education institutions. It shows the ability to combine scientific methodology, mathematical precision with an ability to comment and describe. It is an essential subject for: Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Biochemistry and Pharmacy, Marine Biology and Zoology, Veterinary Science and desirable for Law, Science Journalism, Radiography, Optometry, Sports Science, Geology, Forensic Science, and Nutritional Science.

Syllabus: Biology A
Examination Board: OCR
More information: Miss K Pallister / Mr D Simon