Biology AS/A Level

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Biology AS/A Level

"The A-levels department is an absolute joke, most people here are doing A-levels for 3-4 years purely because the teaching is inadequate. Some teachers are not qualified to teach some subjects,yet they are 'teaching' them anyway, (if you count copying from a book teaching) There is no support, various students have complained for years and been told 'you must not be revising enough' when revising is all we seem to be doing, but how can we revise when we don't know how much we are supposed to know or what we need for the exam.
The college also has a toilet issue, in which I mean they are caked in shit.
Literally it's on the walls.
You will need a jab to use the toilet here.
The food is overpriced, especially for students, But that doesn't matter anyway because the A-levels department have different lunchtimes compared to the rest of college, and by the time its lunch most of the food is packed away anyway.
Student union? You mean the portacabin round near the car park? that has one microwave a crowded xbox and a gang of chavs inside!
The college also doesn't tell you about health problems that are going around college. Like the small problem of fleas! Yes Fleas! Someone came in one day with fleas, and now their all over.
I'm sure the vocational courses are fine, it's just the A-level staff need a kick up the arse, it's not as if people are wanting to go to university and are counting on good grades!" - 05-03-2014 13:19

"The A-levels department is an absolute joke, most people here are doing A-levels for 3-4 years purely because the teaching is inadequate. So… read full review - 05-03-2014 13:19

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Description

The Biology A Level will develop your knowledge of cells, organs, the treatment of disease and human evolution.

Description

Understanding biology is the key to understanding the development of life. Finding cures for diseases, tackling environmental issues and solving crimes through forensics are just some of the important roles a biologist can play in society.
You can expect to develop a wealth of knowledge on cells, human physiology, genetics and the treatment of disease, to give just a sample of the areas covered.

How long is the course?

The AS takes one year to complete. The full A Level (A2) take a further year of study.

How will I be assessed?

Examinations and coursework.

Success rates

A2 p…

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The Biology A Level will develop your knowledge of cells, organs, the treatment of disease and human evolution.

Description

Understanding biology is the key to understanding the development of life. Finding cures for diseases, tackling environmental issues and solving crimes through forensics are just some of the important roles a biologist can play in society.
You can expect to develop a wealth of knowledge on cells, human physiology, genetics and the treatment of disease, to give just a sample of the areas covered.

How long is the course?

The AS takes one year to complete. The full A Level (A2) take a further year of study.

How will I be assessed?

Examinations and coursework.

Success rates

A2 pass rate 2012: 100%

What will I study?

Topical issues such as the effect of lifestyle on health, genetic engineering and testing, stem cells in medicine, and human impact on ecosystems and are all covered in A Level Biology.

The staff who run this course come with many years of experience in teaching, along with relevant industrial and research experience. Excursions to nature reserves and the North Yorkshire coast are organised to ensure that you gain valuable practical experience of performing ecological research in the field. You will also gain hands-on experience of up-todate techniques used in genetics and microbiology with a visit to a high-tech laboratory in Nottingham. Visits to the Natural History Museum in London and a recreation of a 19th century operating theatre are also planned.

What else can I do?

The A Level in Biology combines well with Chemistry, Psychology and Geography.

What does the course lead to?

The A Level in Biology is a highly-regarded qualification that can lead to further study for a degree in medicine, nursing, veterinary science or animal care at university. Careers in medical professions such as dentistry or physiotherapy are accessible, as is work in the environmental and pharmaceutical research fields.

What can I go on to study?

A degree in Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Science or Animal Care. This can lead on to careers in medical professions such as dentistry, physiotherapy or pharmaceutical research.

Other related courses at the college

  • Geography AS/A Level
  • Psychology AS/A Level

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above, which must include BB in science, or BBC if doing triple science, with one of the Bs being in biology. A grade C in mathematics is also required.

How do I apply?

To apply, simply complete the A Levels online application form.

You don’t need to apply for each subject area you are interested in. Once we have received your application form we will invite you into college for an interview or audition where we will be able to discuss every aspect of the course you have chosen, as well as any alternatives you may be considering. You will also have the opportunity to visit the areas of the college used for your programme choice.

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L percy
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Biology AS/A Level

"The A-levels department is an absolute joke, most people here are doing A-levels for 3-4 years purely because the teaching is inadequate. Some teachers are not qualified to teach some subjects,yet they are 'teaching' them anyway, (if you count copying from a book teaching) There is no support, various students have complained for years and been told 'you must not be revising enough' when revising is all we seem to be doing, but how can we revise when we don't know how much we are supposed to know or what we need for the exam.
The college also has a toilet issue, in which I mean they are caked in shit.
Literally it's on the walls.
You will need a jab to use the toilet here.
The food is overpriced, especially for students, But that doesn't matter anyway because the A-levels department have different lunchtimes compared to the rest of college, and by the time its lunch most of the food is packed away anyway.
Student union? You mean the portacabin round near the car park? that has one microwave a crowded xbox and a gang of chavs inside!
The college also doesn't tell you about health problems that are going around college. Like the small problem of fleas! Yes Fleas! Someone came in one day with fleas, and now their all over.
I'm sure the vocational courses are fine, it's just the A-level staff need a kick up the arse, it's not as if people are wanting to go to university and are counting on good grades!" - 05-03-2014 13:19

"The A-levels department is an absolute joke, most people here are doing A-levels for 3-4 years purely because the teaching is inadequate. So… read full review - 05-03-2014 13:19

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