You will gain a thorough understanding of animal and plant life. The specification chosen for this course allows us to use examples of our choice within the curriculum. This has resulted in us giving the course a marine theme in many areas to tie in with the marine specialism of the UTC.
Our coastal location provides the ideal setting to carry out fieldwork on the diversity in a marine ecosystem. As well as marine biology, your particular interests and future career aspirations will be taken into account during the teaching of the syllabus. You will study the topics of biological molecules; cells; organisms exchange, substances and their environment; genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms; energy transfers in and between organisms; organisms response to changes in their internal and external environments; genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems; and the control of gene expression. Previous study visits have included a three-day introduction to marine biology course in Malta as well as fieldwork carried out at Wakehurst Place in West Sussex and the Seven Sisters Country Park.
This A-level will give you the opportunity to progress to university to study a range of degree course in areas such as international development, geology, geo-engineering, hazard-management, geopolitics and sociology or into a range of employment opportunities.
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Grade B in GCSE Biology or Grades BB if taken the Double Science GCSE.
5 GCSE’s grade A*-C or 4 and above, including English and maths.