You will enjoy a wide range of learning experiences, including practical work and dissections, practice exam questions, and lots of interactive activities, designed to support your understanding of the theoretical concepts.
The course covers a wide variety of fundamental biological principles, and also covers how this knowledge is used in the 21st century, for example in stem cell research. As well as leading onto a range of purely biological sciences at university, it is essential for a career in clinical professions such as medicine and veterinary science, and a big advantage for other areas of study such as forensics.
4 fully equipped laboratories including:
- equipment for class practical work
- equipment for individual research investigations
- interactive whiteboards
- data logging equipment for real time data capture
- quality light microscopes for experimental work
- centrifuges for organelle separation
- electrophoresis equipment for nucleic acid analysis
- computer workstations, all students also have access to a computer suite
Where does this course lead?
There are many careers for which Biology is either essential or very useful – zoology, medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, forensics, criminology, veterinary science, pharmacy, pharmacology, biochemistry, sports therapy, psychology, speech therapy,forestry, biotechnology, food science, microbiology, radiography, teaching, business, science writing or art.
Course Entry Requirements
Grade 5 in GCSE Biology or 55 in Combined Science plus grade 5 in GCSE Maths and grade 4 in English Language.