Key Info

Full Time
Course Length
2 years
Course Level

This course is ideal if you are interested in the biological sciences. If you are enthusiastic and motivated the course will give you an ideal platform from which to launch your career into biomedical sciences, life sciences, forensic science, medicine, dentistry or environmental sciences.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including grade B (or above) in Biology, another Science subject and Mathematics.

If students have not studied separate science subjects then the course requires at least grade B in Core Science and grade B in Additional Science, as well as a grade B in Mathematics.

What are the key things you’ll learn?

You will study a range of subjects over the two years.

Year 1
  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
Year 2
  • Energy transfers in and between organisms
  • How organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystem
  • The control if gene expression

How you will learn

On this course you will learn through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, workshops, practical sessions, discussion activities and external visits. Independent learning skills are essential to your progress and you will develop them through wider reading and practicing past exam questions. At the end of your second year you will sit three exams.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing this course you could progress on to an Honours Degree or Foundation Degree in many subject areas including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Zoology and Forensic Science. Alternatively you could progress onto a HND in Biological Science or seek employment at a entry level in the industry.

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