• 100%

    pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects

    Summer 2019 (including Diploma Criminology)

  • 99.1%

    overall A-Level pass rate.

    Summer 2019 (including Diploma Criminology)

  • Free meals

    Eligible students may be entitled to bursaries and free meals.

Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
08/09/20202 Years3Full-TimeHartlepool Sixth FormA-Levels

What’s it all about?

Biology is the science of life and living organisms, ranging from the study of molecular mechanisms in cells to the classification and behaviour of organisms, how species evolve and interaction between ecosystems. As students progress through their course they will develop their understanding of the fundamentals of biology, applying their knowledge in the investigation of topics including body systems, biochemistry, genetics and biotechnology. The practical endorsement will also support the development of practical skills.

You will need GCSE Core and Additional Science at grade 6 GCSE Biology and another Science at grade 6, Maths at grade 6 (consider 5), English at grade 6, in addition to the general entry criteria.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
16-18FREEYou will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Your Curriculum Team

Mark Batey

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98% of our students progress to a positive destination

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Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

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