The GCE A Level Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry qualification will improve your understanding of mathematics and science processes in a way that promotes confidence and extends a range of scientific skills and techniques. You will be provided with a strong foundation for progress to further study.
This qualification will be graded, awarded and certificated to comply with the requirements of Ofqual's General Conditions of Recognition. Each of the A Level qualifications will be graded and certificated on a six-grade scale from A* to E using the total combined marks (out of 300) for the three compulsory papers.
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Minimum of five GCSE subjects which must include English, and at least a grade B (grade 7) or equivalent in Maths, Physics and Chemistry.
The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Biology consists of three externally examined papers and the Science Practical Endorsement.
Each paper will assess investigative skills, theoretical knowledge, and understanding of specification topics. Paper 3 also includes questions based on a pre-release article, enabling students to apply their knowledge to a new context. Students will be expected to complete practical work throughout the course, part of which will be internally assessed.
Students must complete all assessments in May/June in any single year. Students are expected to carry out the 18 core practical experiments that are identified in the content. The specification the course will cover is the Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Biology A (Salters-Nuffield).
Aims of the course
This aim of this course is to enable students to understand mathematics, biology and chemistry in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to further study, apply mathematics and sciences in other fields of study.
It is designed for students to use their mathematical and scientific skills and techniques to solve challenging problems that require them to decide on the solution strategy, make deductions, inferences and draw conclusions by using scientific reasoning.
This course prepares you for progression to further study or the world of work. You could study a degree in Science, Mathematics or an Engineering related qualification.
- Class room teaching
- Laboratory experiments
You could progress to a career in Health, Science and Engineering related courses.