Qualification: AS/A Level EDEXCEL
Salters Nuffield Advanced Biology (SNAB) 8B101/9B101
Duration: 1 / 2 years
The Edexcel (SNAB) is a course with its own distinctive philosophy that uses a context led approach with topics based on contemporary issues. The course aims to turn A level students into biologists who are not only armed with knowledge of biological principles but have the skills to use them in new situations. For the AS course, students will study Lifestyles, Transport, Genes and Health in unit 1 and Development, Plants and the Environment in Unit 2. In the A2 course, Unit 4 comprises the Natural Environment and Species Survival and Unit 5, Energy, Exercise and Coordination. Both Unit 3 and Unit 6 involve practical, research and investigative assessments. All students have the opportunity to attend a field trip to the Netherlands at the end of the first year and take part in a biodiversity expedition to Guyana at the end of the second year.
In addition to the general entry requirements for this course you will also need to have a Grade B or above in Maths and a BB in Science or Grade B or above in Biology.