Biology (A Level)

Ever wondered how plants grow, how your own body works, how conservation projects work? Biology can give you the answers and you can develop your practical and analytical skills.

Study cell structure and cell division, DNA structure and function, ecology, biodiversity, human health, behaviour, genetics, the kidney, heart and lungs.

Biology combines well with all subjects and advice is available to help all students’ progress to study science at university and to enter a range of professions based on science.

 

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Course Insight Subject Highlights

Topics you will study
  • Cell structure
  • Heart structure
  • Lung structure
  • Stem cells
  • Conservation
  • DNA & Genetics
  • Biodiversity
  • Evolution
  • Immunity
  • Enzymes
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

Studying Biology at the Sixth Form College gives you the opportunity to pursue a general or a more specialised Biology degree at university or even enter the job market directly and train with an employer such as the NHS. Throughout the course you will develop life-long learning skills.

Careers can include: Forensic Scientist, Conservation Biologist, Toxicologist, Geneticist, Environmental Consultant, Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, Zoologist, Marine Biologist, and Forester.

Assessment:                          Awarding Body:

Exam – 100%                                            OCR

Results 2017: 100%

 

 

 

Key Features:
  • A practical based course exploring a variety of biological aspects.
  • A course that will build your scientific vocabulary and develop your confidence.
  • A course that will help you understand the world around you and the functioning of your own body.
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How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

We have many links with Staffordshire University and Staffordshire University Hospital who provide enrichment activities and open days throughout the year, exposing you to a variety of job opportunities and university level lab based work in the College’s brand new Science Centre.

Throughout the course you will also become a strong independent learner with excellent analytical and evaluative skills. You’ll be able to apply creativity and logic to solve problems, you’ll enhance your independent thought and you’ll develop your ability to discuss and communicate ideas.

What our students say…

“The resources here at the College are fantastic”.

“I have valued the support that I get from staff.”

“I enjoyed the opportunity to take part in an extra course called ‘Medicine and Man’ at Staffordshire University.”