Biology

Biology, being life science, is a subject which is essential in understanding the factors on which our life depends. It includes areas like health, medicine, lifestyle, genetics, agriculture, food etc. It is said that we are in fact living in the age of biology. With the completion of human genome project and cloning the importance and scope of biology is ever increasing.

Course Requirements

The minimum requirement for acceptance on this course is a Grade B in biology at IGCSE, GCSE or GCE ‘O’ level together with four other GCSE ‘C’ equivalent grades, two of which must be in mathematics and English language.

Course Description and method of assessment

  Unit   As applied to:
AS
  1. Lifestyle, transport, genes and health
  2. Development, plants and the environment
  3. Practical Biology and Research Skills
 
  • Medicine
  • Health
  • Agriculture
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biology research
   
A2
  1. The Natural environment and species survival
  2. Energy, exercise and coordination
  3. Practical Biology and Experimental Investigation

Assessment is by written examination only.

What you can expect from the course

A study of key concepts in greater detail than IGCSE with a greater emphasis on explaining rather than simply describing the functioning of human body and life processes around us. Practical skills: observations, collecting data, analysis and formulating conclusions. The applications and implications of science, the benefits and risks that science brings and the ways in which society uses science to make decisions.