IIVI Form Campus
Upper St. James Street, Newport
Isle of Wight. PO30 1LJ
Tel. 01983 522886
Fax. 01983 826335
This course is designed for those students who wish to focus their study of biological science more specifically on the human animal. Due regard is given though to the importance of plants and micro-organisms, particularly in their interactions with humans. Key biological concepts are presented in real-world, work-related contexts. Synoptic links between different areas are stressed, particularly in the A2 units.
Practical skills are assessed at AS through a series of short, structured assessments that can be used during the normal teaching of the specification. At A2 there is an extended investigation.
AS units include: Molecules, blood and gas exchange, growth, development, disease and practical skills in human biology.
A2 units include: Energy, reproduction and populations, genetics, control and ageing and practical skills in human biology.
Careers in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, oceanography, forestry ecology, forensic science and environmental science are open to students with human biology A Level. The skills gained in Human Biology will also be valuable in further education and employment.
B grade in Biology or BB in Double Science.
C grade in Mathematics.
B grade in English at GCSE.