This course is aimed at students who wish to cover key biological theories and processes to further their knowledge from science GCSE's.
This course will suit you if you wish to have career or study a degree in a biological science and will enable you get an introduction to more complex theory than you will have covered at GCSE as well as develop the necessary practical and analytical skills needed for further study. Examinations are at the end of two years, so will require a thorough understanding the different topics and you will enjoy the intellectual challenge of the work.
What will I learn?
In year one you will study the key concepts of Biology such as:
5 GCSEs at A* - C, including English Language. Must also include B in Mathematics, B in Biology or B in Double Science or Single Science and Additional Science. Attendance at an A Level information event.
There will be exams at the end of two years (plus a compulsory practical endorsement portfolio which does not count to the final A Level grade but is required to study any science related degree at University)
Many of our science A Level students’ progress to university to continue their studies in a variety of course areas. Biology could prepare you for a wide range of scientific careers including medicine, veterinary science, genetics, forensic science, ecology or agriculture. Some students go on to scientific careers in industrial or medical laboratories via apprenticeships. Even if you don’t end up as a scientist, the skills you develop will be relevant to a wide range of careers.
Why study this course at The Sheffield College?
All classes are delivered in purpose built laboratories. You will learn from specialist highly qualified staff with a range of academic and science work related backgrounds.