Did you know that Biology at The Cheadle College is in the top 25% nationally for progression?
Biology is a tremendously varied and enjoyable subject, enabling students to develop valuable knowledge and skills.
The course is designed to provide a grounding and real-life contextualisation of all aspects of Biology including Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Animal and Plant Physiology, Ecology, Molecular Biology and Genetics.
Students develop their biological knowledge through a variety of means: interactive tasks, independent learning, group work and laboratory practicals.
Your practical skills will develop through a range of core practical’s gaining the ‘practical skills endorsement’ at the end of the second year as you begin to develop your own methods to gather information.You will work individually and with your peers in a variety of activities including practical’s, discussions, fieldwork, and modelling theories.
Our highly trained team will monitor your progress using rigorous and accurate assessment methods and use the information to support you throughout your two years, offering you dedicated support sessions. We have a highly trained and experienced team who will use their expertise to help every student make progress in their studies. We also have a dedicated work placement team to help you secure a placement in your chosen field including medicine and working with animals.Students have progressed from here to study Biology related degrees at many top universities including Oxford and Cambridge.
Biology is an essential qualification for a number of health related courses. It also develops valuable practical and problem solving skills that are useful for employemnt and higher education.
Research Scientist, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Science Teacher, Nurse, Bioengineer and many more…
We will build on the core principles you have learned at GCSE and develop and extend your skills and knowledge of this fascinating subject. This course is assessed purely by exams in the summer term of the second year.
This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.