Level: AS and A LEVEL
Exam Board: WJEC
Location: Bryn Celynnog
The new specification presents essential principles in contexts that students will find interesting. Fundamental Biology is studied through aspects of disease causing organisms and their effects.
This course builds upon concepts and skills that have been developed in the GCSE Science course.
It presents Biology as exciting, relevant and challenging.
The course emphasises the way in which scientists work and the contributions of science to modern society.
|BY1 – Basic Biochemistry and Organisation|
|BY2 – Biodiversity and Physiology of Body Systems|
|BY3 – Investigative and practical skills|
|A LEVEL MODULES|
|BY4 – Metabolism, Microbiology and Homeostasis|
|BY5 – Environment, Genetics and Evolution|
|BY6 – Investigative and practical skills|
Studying Biology is a good entry route into a variety of careers, ranging from veterinary work, animal husbandry, environmental sciences, biochemistry, therapeutic medicine and medical careers. As a subject, Biology is a well-respected qualification for entry into higher education and the world of work, as it indicates a high level of analytical skills.
Requirements/Skills for entry onto the course
All students should have at least 2 grade B’s in GCSE Science.
Staff to consult for further information
Ms. F Hockings