WJEC AS/A2 Biology Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
A Levels

Level

Level
3

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Part Time Day

Location

Location
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
01 September 2020

Day(s)

Day(s)
Infill to fulltime course

Duration

Duration
32 weeks

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

This course is for you if...

... You want a career in biological studies
... You have a keen interest in science
... You’re curious about our planet and how it all works

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

Units 1, 2, 3 and 4 are assessed by written tests marked by the examination board. Unit 5 includes experimental work set in the centre and completed over a 3 month period. This is marked by the Examination Board. You’re also required to submit one microscope drawing, which must show calibration at A Level. Once completed, you’ll achieve:

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.

Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.

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/A2 Biology Level 3?

EPAS0173A1
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Part Time Day)
Start Date: 01 September 2020

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team

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

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