At TWSF we provide a two year linear programme culminating in three exams sat in the summer term of the end of your second year.
The course is split into 4 components;
Core Concepts: You will learn about the fundamental principles of biology which will help underpin all of the study across the two years and cover topic such as biological molecules and cells.
Energy for Life: You will discover more about photosynthesis and respiration and how these pathways are vital for organisms. This will then branch into microbiology and ecology before a close examination of the impact of humans on the environment.
Continuity of Life: You will gain a better understanding of how cell division and reproduction occur, how characteristics are inherited and the importance of variation. This is concluded by a look into the relatively new field of gene technology, its applications and implications.
Requirements for Life: You will study how plants and animals are adapted to perform vital functions such as gas exchange, mass transport, homeostasis and nervous control.
Biology is fundamentally an experimental subject so at TWSF we provide numerous opportunities to use practical investigations to link into each component and to develop the required practical skills. When you have successfully reached this standard you will achieve an additional qualification called the practical endorsement, which is separate to the main A-Level. This is now an entry requirement for many biology related degrees.