Biology

AS/A2 (OCR)

Is it for me?

If you have an interest in the living world and enjoy finding out about how living things function, this could be the course for you.

What will I be doing?

You will be developing your research, practical and essay writing skills through projects and practical work. You explore cell biology, enzymes, genetic code, ecology and many other concepts. You will carry out assessed practicals as part of the course at AS and A2, these provide your coursework mark.

How do I pass the course?

You study 2 modules in each year and the coursework provides 15% of the mark. There will be a field trip at the end of Year 12.

Where will it take me?

The course will give you the chance to see if you want a career in science, being an ideal preparation too for courses in medical and paramedical subjects. It can also be used for entry to many other careers such as banking, accountancy, law and teaching. It is usually essential for entry into midwifery or nursing.

How do I get on the course?


You will need a minimum of B grades in both Core Science and Additional Science or a B grade in biology at GCSE.

Which course specification will I follow?

OCR Biology (H021/H421)