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MODE OF STUDY FT FE LEVEL 3 DURATION AS 1 year or A Level 2 years START DATE(S) September DAY(S)/TIME(S) OFFERED Students can expect to be involved in learning activities across most days of the week between 9.00am and 5.00pm TOTAL FEE TOTAL OVERSEAS FEE ADDITIONAL COSTS There may be some additional expenses for materials. AWARDING/VALIDATION BODY Edexcel ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants will have met one of the following entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grades A - C including English Language at grade C;or Students who achieved at least a merit in GNVQ or BTEC First Diploma qualifications alongside at least a grade C in English GCSE, will be considered for AS levels on a case by case basis. The following special requirements apply for Science subjects: AS Sciences: GCSE BB in double Science or C grades in single science subjects; Students who have achieved AS qualifications and wish to study their A2s at Croydon Sixth Form College are welcome, provided that a) they can produce a positive reference from their previous school or college; and b) the specification they studied for AS Level is compatible with the specification at the College.(Advice on this should be sought from the College at the time of application although there is usually no difficulty). Students will usually be required to achieve at least a strong E grade in order to be considered for A2 All students wishing to study at A2, regardless of what pass grade they achieved, will be required to have demonstrated good attendance, punctuality and a strong work ethic during their AS year All full-time students are required to take a computer based multiple choice 'initial assessment test' before enrolment in literacy and numeracy. A Level 2 pass in literacy is normally required for all subjects. A Level 2 numeracy pass is normally required for Science and Maths subjects. For details of entry qualifications for PT students, please see PT leaflet. For further details call the College Information Centre on T: 0208760 5914. PROGRAMME CONTENT/STRUCTURE This subject aims to promote an interest in and enjoyment of, the study of living organisms and covers the principles of biology in the plant and animal kingdoms. It addresses the contribution of this science to our modern society by looking at related social, economic and environmental issues. The subject is underpinned by experimental work in the laboratory. Practical work contributes to the final A level grade. The following Biology units include: AS Unit 1 Lifestyle, Transport, Genes and Health Unit 2 Development, Plants and the Environment Unit 3 Practical Biology and Research Skills A2 Unit 4 The Natural Environment and Species Survival Unit 5 Energy, Exercise and Coordination Unit 6 Practical Biology and Investigative Skills The College offers a wide range of AS level subjects to choose from - so students can pick, with support from college staff, the combination that best suits their needs. Most students will start by taking 4 AS levels before deciding which subjects to continue with in order to gain the full A level. The main things students should think about when deciding which subjects to take are their interests, what they are good at and what they might need for employment or progressing onto Higher Education in the future. Students on the AS/A level course are supported by a strong tutorial element including careers education and the development of their personal and study skills. AS or A2 subjects ( usually just one) may be taken by suitably qualified BTEC students, subject to timetabling constraints. PROGRESSION/CAREERS OPPORTUNITIES AS and A Levels are a traditional route into University for 16-18 year olds. They are also seen by employers as indicators of a potential employee's intelligence, maturity and self organisation skills. Most A Level students progress into full-time employment or onto Higher Education. Opportunities to study Higher Education (HE)qualifications at Croydon Higher Education College are av

MODE OF STUDY FT FE LEVEL 3 DURATION AS 1 year or A Level 2 years START DATE(S) September DAY(S)/TIME(S) OFFERED Students can expect to be involved in learning activities across most days of the week between 9.00am and 5.00pm TOTAL FEE TOTAL OVERSEAS FEE ADDITIONAL COSTS There may be some additional expenses for materials. AWARDING/VALIDATION BODY Edexcel ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants will have...

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