WJEC AS Level Biology Level 3

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Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
A Levels



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
04 September 2023


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include grade B in Biology or grade B in both Science and Additional Science, a grade B in Maths/Numeracy and English Language.

In a nutshell

This is a thorough and engaging insight into Biology. The WJEC A level in Biology provides a wide breadth of knowledge which touches on many varied aspects of a range of topics. These include: Anatomy, Physiology, Ecology, Microbiology, Microscopy, Genetics and Biochemistry.

This course is for you if...

...you are interested in following a Medical or Science pathway

...you want a career in Healthcare, Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Education, Physical Sciences as some examples

...you have a keen interest in science.

What will I be doing?

This specification is divided into a total of 5 units: 2 AS and 3 A Level units.

The AS Level Biology course consists of:

  • Biology 1: Basic biochemistry and cell organisation
  • Biology 2: Biodiversity and physiology of body systems

The A Level Biology course consists of:

  • Biology 3: Energy, homeostasis and the environment
  • Biology 4: Variation, inheritance and options
  • Biology 5: Practical examination

All 5 units will be assessed by the WJEC exam board. Unit 5 is composed of two Practical Examinations completed in college under exam conditions. Once completed, you’ll achieve: AS Level Biology and A Level Biology along with many important transferrable skills.

When you choose to study Biology at BGLZ you will become part of the STEM Society. This is a fantastic supercurricular offering that will improve your confidence, knowledge of different STEM Careers, university courses and to help support your UCAS application. You will be invited to talks from guest speakers from both industry and universities. Workshops are also organised to provide hands on activities.

What is expected of me?

To enrol, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs, Grade C or above, to include Grade B in Biology or Grade B in both Science and Additional Science, a Grade B in Maths/Maths Numeracy and English Language.

What comes next?

Higher education courses for which Biology may form part of the entry qualification, to include Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Biochemistry, Environmental Health, Genetics, Nursing, Optometry, Conservation, Ecology, Veterinary Science and Biotechnology.

Where can I study WJEC AS Level Biology Level 3?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 04 September 2023

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All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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