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A-level Biology

Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 3 A-levels

Biology is always in the news: genetic engineering, stem cells, endangered species, DNA fingerprinting, food safety, pollution, new diseases and new ways to treat them. Biological developments affect our lives in many ways.

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Ideal if:

You have an interest in the living world and the place of human beings in it.

You’ll need:

At least five GCSEs at grade C or grade 5, or above, including English and mathematics and at least a grade B or grade 6 or 7, in a relevant subject.

You’ll learn:

Topics of study:

  • Cell structure and division, biological molecules and enzymes
  • Transport in animals and plants
  • Biodiversity
  • Disease prevention and the immune system
  • Communication and homeostasis
  • Neuronal and hormonal communication
  • Photosynthesis
  • Patterns of inheritance
  • Ecosystems

Expect:

This course will give you a better
understanding of biological issues in later life or prepare you for the  study of biology at a higher level.

You’ll go on to:

This course will prepare you to continue your studies at university, particular Biology related degrees in Biosciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Nursing, Veterinary, Medicine, Pharmacy, Paramedicine, Environmental Science, Animal Science and NHS careers such as Midwifery, Radiography. While studying the course, you will develop your enquiry skills, and your ability to evaluate data and draw valid conclusions.   There are a number of career pathways that you could choose:

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Vet
  • Midwife
  • Paramedic
  • Physiotherapist
  • Radiographer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Science Journalism
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Dietician
  • Research Scientist

COURSE IMAGES

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COURSE OFFERINGS

A-level Biology

Start Date

September 2017

Campus

St Austell

Duration

2 Years



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