Saving threatened species, studying microbes, curing diseases? Today’s world offers many challenges to a biologist. Which ones are you interested in? With exciting advances in areas such as genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, the environment and marine science – there is no greater time to be studying Biology.
The department is well-resourced and we try to make the subject as hands-on as possible – organising trips to spend the day at Nower Wood Nature Reserve to experience real life Biology and a trip to Camber Sands to investigate sand dune succession.
Biology not only opens your mind, it opens doors to your future.” – Mrs. Davison, Head of Biology
Whether deciding on a career in psychology, medicine, genetics, forensics, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, biochemistry or journalism, a biological qualification gives you many skills and increases your career options so you can adapt to the world changing around you.
|Module 1 – Development of practical skills in Biology|
|Skills of planning, implementing, analysis and evaluation.|
|Module 2 – Foundations in Biology|
|Includes: Cell structure; Biological molecules; Nucleotides and nucleic acids; Enzymes; Biological membranes; Cell division, cell diversity and cellular organisation.|
|Module 3 – Exchange and transport||Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease|
|Includes: • Exchange surfaces • Transport in animals • Transport in plants.||Includes: • Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system • Biodiversity • Classification and evolution.|
|Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy||Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems|
|Includes: • Communication and homeostasis • Excretion as an example of homeostatic control • Neuronal communication • Hormonal communication • Plant and animal responses • Photosynthesis • Respiration.||
Includes: • Cellular control • Patterns of inheritance
•Manipulating genomes • Cloning and biotechnology
• Ecosystems • Populations and sustainability.