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A Level

Two Years


GCSE Grade 6 in Biology or Science with a Grade 4 in English and a 5 in Maths with an average points score of 5.7 or above.


This course is assessed by exams.

About this course

This course is ideal for learners who have a strong interest in science. Within the course students will learn about biological molecules, how organisms exchange materials with their environment and how they respond to changes in internal and external environments. Students will also explore genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems, and the control of gene expression.

A John Leggott Student taking part in a science experiment


Abi Morrison

Who is this aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to progress to Higher Education to study subjects such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Dentistry

  • Would like to progress into a science based career

  • Enjoy life sciences

  • Are interested in living systems

What will you learn?

Core Units - Year One:

  • Biological molecules

  • Cells

  • Organisms exchange materials with their environment

  • Genetic information, variation and relationships with organisms

Core Units - Year Two:

  • Energy transfers in and between organisms

  • Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments

  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems

  • The control of gene expression

What skills will you develop?

  • Literacy & Oracy

  • Confidence

  • Practice

  • Collaboration

  • Lab Skills

  • Time Management

  • Meeting Deadlines

  • Effort

  • Systems

  • Contextualisation

  • Theoretical Debate

  • Evaluative Criticism

  • Metacognition

  • Vision

Professional development

  • Scientist

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