Course Level: A Level GCE

Exam Board: OCR

Specification link: Click to View

Entry requirements: Level 7 in Biology/Combined Science & 6 in Maths

Course Description

Content is split into six teaching modules:

Module 1 - Development of practical skills in Biology

Module 2 - Foundations in Biology

Module 3 - Exchange & transport

Module 4 - Biodiversity, evolution and disease

Module 5 - Communication, homeostasis and energy

Module 6 - Genetics, evolution and ecosystems

Component 01 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 3 and 5

Component 02 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 4 and 6

Component 03 assesses content from all modules 1 to 6

Course Profile

Career Pathways

Biology A level is a well-respected qualification, leading to range of university course and Higher apprenticeships.


Job Opportunities

An A level in biology could lead to a wide range of courses and careers including Medicine, Veterinary Science, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Environmental Science, Physiology, as well as careers in more broadly related areas such as the food industry.

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Further Reading

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce/as-a-level-gce-biology-a-h020-h420-from-2015/

A Level Biology A for OCR Student Book (Science a Level for Ocr) Paperback– 10 Sep 2015by Ann Fullick  (Author), Jo Locke (Author), Paul Bircher (Author)