Biology - AS

L3 Level 3
Full Time
7 September 2020 — 25 June 2021
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

The Biology AS Level programme is a one-year course of study and should be taken in conjunction with two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.  Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, learners may be able to take this qualification as a part-time student.

What you will study

This course follows the WJEC specification and contains two written units: 

 
Unit 1: Basic Biochemistry and Cell Organisation

  • Biological compounds
  • Cell structure
  • Cell membranes and transport
  • Enzymes
  • DNA and inheritance

June external exam - 1.5 hour written paper 

Unit 2: Biodiversity and Physiology of Body Systems

  • Evolution
  • Gas exchange
  • Transport mechanisms
  • Nutrition

June external exam - 1.5 hour written paper

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £0.00

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade A* - C to include English and Maths; minimum grades BB in GCSE Double Science (or Grade C in GCSE Biology Higher) . Mature learners without these qualifications may be accepted after an interview with the subject tutor.

Teaching and assessment

Two written exams

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

7 September 2020

End date

25 June 2021

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

4.5 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code

ASCC3F42
L3

Qualification

WJEC Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Biology
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