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Human Biology Human Biology includes the study of a wide range of topics from biological molecules to biology of the third age. The specification offered (OCR) has been written for those who want to continue with their study of Biology after GCSE but who wish to focus aspects relating to Human Biology. It is suitable for anyone interested in a higher qualification in Human Biology or in gaining a good knowledge of biological principles coupled with an exploration of modern applications of Biology. What Will I Learn On This Course? Studying Human Biology will give you the chance to gain an understanding of the ways in which molecules and cells function within the whole organism and to look at the ways in which the human body is affected by disease. Many useful skills are incorporated into the course including ICT and practical skills (leading to an extended investigation at A2). You will need to develop competence in basic statistical techniques. Course Content And Method Of Assessment AS level Human Biology is a one year course. All Human Biology students sit the AS level exam that consists of three units. Unit 1 Molecules, Blood and Gas Exchange In this unit, you will extend your knowledge of the blood system and the lungs, how they function as systems for exchange and transport. You will need to learn some basic biochemistry. Unit 2 Growth, Development and Disease Here you will study cells, their structure and function, how development of individuals can be monitored and how individuals can be affected by disease. Examination of this unit will include questions based on a pre-released case study. Unit 3 Practical Skills - internal assessment in the context of units 1 and 2 A2 Human Biology requires a second year of study and builds on the AS Human Biology. It also consists of three units. Unit 4 Energy, Reproduction and Populations This unit will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the need of energy within individuals and ecosystems and the effects of human impact on the environment. Unit 5 Genetics, Control and Ageing The principles of heredity in relation to the inheritance of genetic diseases, the structure and function of the nervous system and homeostasis will be considered in this unit and will lead to a study of the effects of ageing on the human body. Unit 6 Extended Investigation in Human Biology After The Course Human Biology provides a foundation for a large number of degree courses but a majority of students gaining A2 level in Human Biology progress onto courses in Health Studies or Medicine. Human Biology is a rewarding and challenging course which will develop many of the skills essential for a wide range of careers. Subject Combinations The wide and topical subject content of this course makes it suitable for Science students and for students who are looking for a broad and balanced education. Success in AS Human Biology can lead onto A2 Human Biology, which will include the study of ecosystems. Entry Requirements Minimum of five GCSE grades A* to C with BB (Higher paper only) in Science GCSE, C Intermediate/Higher in Maths and C in English Language

Human Biology Human Biology includes the study of a wide range of topics from biological molecules to biology of the third age. The specification offered (OCR) has been written for those who want to continue with their study of Biology after GCSE but who wish to focus aspects relating to Human Biology. It is suitable for anyone interested in a higher qualification in Human Biology or in gaining a...

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