Biology

A Level

Focusing on the structure and functions of a variety of organisms and considering human interactions with the environment.

Overview

Focusing on the structure and functions of a variety of organisms and considering human interactions with the environment, this course will also provide you with an appreciation of how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.

Assessment:

Exam (100%)

Students must also produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their competence in a variety of practical tasks.

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements to include grade 5 English and grade 5 Maths, plus GCSE 6 in Biology or 66 in Core Science & Additional Science

Exam board: OCR
Costs:

£30 for textbooks and practice exam papers, plus optional field trips and visits.

Programme leader:

John Lupton

Course structure

Enhancing your studies

Life after Henley

Careers

There are many options for students wishing to pursue a career in Biology, including teacher, researcher, laboratory work, medical sales, science writing, healthcare and more. Students may consider direct entry into employment or further training.

Higher education

A key course for students planning to continue on to university to study subjects including medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, biochemistry, marine biology, midwifery, nursing, environmental science, physiotherapy and sports science. It also provides a strong grounding for those wishing to pursue many other subject areas at degree level.

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