We follow the OCR specification
Advanced GCE Biology provides a fascinating insight into the living world and deeper explanations for ideas studied in previous years. The aims of the course are to:
A minimum of grade B at GCSE in Biology is expected however a grade A is preferable. Grade B or above in GCSE Chemistry is also preferable.
As part of the AS course students attend a four day residential field course at Nettlecombe Court, a Field Studies Council Centre in Taunton, Somerset.
The examination is in the form of theory papers with a practical endorsement if students complete the second year.
Biology is a passport to many University courses – the skills gained can readily transfer to many other science and non-science degrees. Biologists from St Edward’s have gone on to study, for example: