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Pembrokeshire College
Pembrokeshire College



So what is Biology? Put simply, it is the study of life and all the wonder that surrounds it.

Through a variety of teaching methods such as: taught lessons, peer teaching, group work and a range of activities, your understanding of the implications of modern Biology will be developed along with the importance of understanding environmental, ethical, and social issues and their consequences.

Throughout the course, you will get the chance to part take in a number of fantastic opportunities, such as; careers in health events at the Heath Hospital, attendance at the Wales Gene Park conferences and workshops alongside a number of talks by expert guest speakers.  Students may also receive the opportunity to study animal behaviour with the Darwin Centre.

Through a number of practical activities including, genetic engineering, food testing, heart and kidney dissection, chromatography, respiration in insects and plants and bacterial experiments, we aim to give our students the confidence and knowledge in this subject to progress into their chosen field.

Learning core: 

AS Level Modules

  • AS Unit 1: Basic biochemistry and cell organisation
  • AS Unit 2: Biodiversity and physiology of body systems

A2 Level Modules

  • A2 Unit 1: Energy, homeostasis and the environment
  • A2 Unit 2: Variation, inheritance and options
  • A2 Unit 3: Practical skills 
  • Essential skills (embedded in main programme)
  • Weekly tutorials


  • Written examination
  • Practical examination

Entry requirements: 

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include 1 relevant equivalent) to include: English Language or First Language Welsh, Maths and/or Science dependent upon the AS subjects chosen. Additionally, learners will be required to have a minimum GCSE grade B in the subject or related subject
  • Must include GCSE Science grade BB or GCSE Biology grade B and GCSE Math grade B
  • Each application considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to interview


  • Laptop
  • Lab coat
  • WJEC Biology for AS level Illuminate Publishing 9781968682505
  • WJEC Biology for A2 level Illuminate Publishing 9781968682505
  • Stationery approximately – £30


  • Full-time – no course fees
  • For further information on grants and funds available – click here
  • Administration fee (full-time) – £20 per student per year
  • Transport fees for over 19’s – click here
  • Please note that there may be a cost for trips for this course

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Minimum English language entry requirements: 

IELTS: 5.5 and above

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