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A-Level OCR Biology

Who is this course for?

This course is for any prospective student that is looking to expand on their knowledge in this subject area to an advanced level for employment, training or higher education.

What will you learn?
This course provides a flexible approach to teaching. The specification is divided into topics, each covering different key concepts of biology. Teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical topics and they are assessed through the written papers. For A level only, the Practical Endorsement will also support the development of practical skills. In the duration of this course, you will study a total of six modules, all of which cover general knowledge and practical working within biology, genetics, evolution and disease, exchange of transport in animals and humans and communications that occur within the body and animals.

What units will I study?

Development of practical skills in Biology

Foundations in Biology

Exchange and Transport

Biodiversity, evolution

How long is this course?

All of our A-Level courses are two-year courses. 

How will I be assessed for this course?

For this subject, students will be assessed through examinations which will take place at the end of the second year of study. In addition to formal examinations, throughout the academic year, students will also undertake mock exams, which will also help to assess subject knowledge and prepare for formal examinations.

Students will learn in a supportive classroom environment for their studies. Students will also be able to undertake independent study as part of this course as lead by their class teacher.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

It is desired that students have gained, or working towards, a qualification at grade 6 or above in this subject or relevant subject at GCSE level, but this is not essential. Additionally students should have 5 GCSE's grades 4-9 including Maths and English and Combined Science.

Students must be aged 16-19 to study this course.

What can I go on to do after this course?

From successful completion of this course, students can go on to study in Higher Education.

From this course students and progress onto higher education for suitable related courses in this subject area. Alternatively this course also supports knowledge and understanding in the relevant field of employment. A Level Biology provides excellent preparation for those students who wish to progress to degree level study or pursue a wide range of careers.

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