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Biology A- Level

Code:60142601/1010

"An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment"

Sir David Attenborough

If you enjoy GCSE Science and have a keen interest in learning about life and living processes, then Biology would be an excellent subject choice for you. This course covers aspects of human and plant Biology along with Biological applications and is split into 6 modules.

Assessment

The course is assessed by examination at the end of the course. There is also an assessment of practical skills and students are expected to carry out a minimum of 12 practical activities during the two year course.

How long does it take to complete?

2 years

What qualifications do I need?

To study Biology A-level you must have achieved at least 2 Cs in core and additional GCSE science or separate/triple sciences.

What award will I achieve?

A Level Biology

Examining/Validating Body

OCR

What can I do next?

Biology A-level can lead to further study at degree level in a range of biological disciplines such as Biology, Biomedical Science and Anatomy.

Biology can lead to many further areas of scientific study and career choices such as, Physiotherapy, Ecology, Nursing, Medicine, Zoology to name just a few.

Chemistry A-level

Code:60153714/1110

"Every aspect of the world today- even politics and international relations- is affected by Chemistry."

Linus Pauling

The Salters Chemistry course, in contrast to a traditional course, introduces chemical concepts within a relevant context. The course is taught as a series of units each based around a contemporary issue in Chemistry, such as the pharmaceutical industry, fuel industry or the elements needed for life.

Ideas which are introduced in an earlier topic are continually revisited allowing students to further their knowledge each time. Practical chemistry plays a large role in the development of student understanding.

Assessment

The course is assessed by examination at the end of the course. There is also an assessment of practical skills and students are expected to carry out a minimum of 12 practical activities during the two year course.

How long does it take to complete?

2 years

What qualifications do I need?

To study Chemistry A-level you must have achieved at least 2 Cs in core and additional GCSE science or separate/triple sciences.

What award will I achieve?

A Level Chemistry B(Salters)

Examining/Validating Body

OCR

What can I do next?

Chemistry A-level can lead to further study at degree level in a range of scientific disciplines such as Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Medicine and Pharmacy.

Chemistry A-level is essential for careers related to the Chemical Industry and Medicine. This A-level also develops practical and analytical skills which transfer to many areas such as Finance, Law and Engineering.

Physics A-Level

Code:6014743X/1210

"Everything is made of atoms ... Everything that animals do, atoms do. ... There is nothing that living things do that cannot be understood from the point of view that they are made of atoms acting according to the laws of physics."

Richard P. Feynman

A Level Physics allows students to appreciate how fundamental Science works and to study topics including Force and Waves, Medical Physics and Applied Physics. There are six modules in the specification.

A Level Physics builds on the concepts and skills developed in the Physics GCSE and is particularly suitable for students who have the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE Additional Science course or equivalent.

Assessment

The course is assessed by examination at the end of the course. There is also an assessment of practical skills and students are expected to carry out a minimum of 12 practical activities during the two year course.

How long does it take to complete?

2 years

What qualifications do I need?

To study Physics A-level you must have achieved at least 2 Cs in core and additional GCSE science or separate/triple sciences.

What award will I achieve?

A Level Physics

Examining/Validating Body

OCR

What can I do next?

Physics A-level can lead to further study at degree level in a range of scientific disciplines such as Physics, Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics and Mathematics.

Physics A-level is crucial for the further study of Physics and Astrophysics at University and can lead to careers in Engineering and the energy sector.

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