Level 3 : Human Biology (OCR)
Who is the course for?
Human Biology is a excellent A level to choose for people who want a career in health and in the health related professions. These could include Physiotherapy, Midwifery, Radiography, Clinical Microbiology. Biomedical sciences, Medical Research, Nursing, Microbiology or Genetics, as well as a wide range of science or non-science careers.
An A level in Human Biology, is also a great choice for anyone with an interest in the subject, who also wishes to study it alongside a set of complementary science related courses or other contrasting subjects.
Students aiming to start A level Human Biology should have at least B grades in GCSE Science, Maths and English.
In the first year you will study two units divided into 6 modules:
- “Molecules, Blood and Gas Exchange” and
- “Growth, Development and Disease”
These are assessed by external examination. You will also undertake controlled practical skills assessments which sharpen your investigative skills.
Support for potential Medics, Dentists and Vets
At Wyke we recognise that applications for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science are particularly competitve, and therefore in addition to the normal careers and UCAS support in college, we offer a specific programme to support students considering applying for these subjects. For further information about this programme, download the information leaflet.
Method of assessment
80% Examination, 20% Practical Skills Assessment