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So many new discoveries are being made in the field of Biology that the subject at A level gives students an insight into the latest technology. The course is up to the minute and packed with a wide range of information, ranging from molecules to man. Students who are interested in animals and plants, as well as the human body, will be suited to this subject Entry Requirements Students need to have achieved 5 GCSE's or more. This should include at least a grade C in English and Maths and a grade CC in Double Science higher tier.(Foundation tier is not acceptable) Course Content AS Unit F211; Cells,exchange and transport This unit studies living organisms at cell level and progresses to look at transport systems and gas exchange in plants and animals. AS Unit F212; Molecules, Biodiversity, food and health This unit looks at the complex molecules found in living organisms and the range from bacteria up to mammals and larger plants. Lastly the unit links the human diet and our influence over our food products. AS Unit F213; Practical skills in Biology Internally assessed practical A2 Unit F214; Communication, Homeostasis and energy This unit covers the nervous system, hormone system, the kidneys and the liver and their roles in regulating the body;s internal conditions. The two important processes of respiration and photosynthesis are also covered in this unit. A2 Unit F215; Control, genomes and environment The unit studies DNA structure and how its genetic code controls the cells activities through protein synthesis. It looks at the processes of meiosis and mutation and their contribution to evolution including artificial selection by man; the application of genetics such as cloning, use of microbes for producing products in the biotechnological industry and genetic fingerprinting; basic ecology includes the effect of man on his environment; and control systems in plants and animals A2 Unit 216; practical skills in biology Internally assessed practical. How will I be assessed? AS Unit F211; 1 hour written exam AS Unit F212; 1 3/4 hours written exam AS Unit F213; Internally assessed practical A2 Unit F214; 1 hour written exam A2 Unit F215; 1 3/4 hours written exam A2 Unit 216; Internally assessed practical. What can I do next? Discuss with tutor Additional costs Please enquire

So many new discoveries are being made in the field of Biology that the subject at A level gives students an insight into the latest technology. The course is up to the minute and packed with a wide range of information, ranging from molecules to man. Students who are interested in animals and plants, as well as the human body, will be suited to this subject Entry Requirements Students need to...

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