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Teaching takes place at the Parkgate Road campus. Studying the combined Biology course offers a range of subjects and unique experiences due to close partnerships with organisations such as Chester Zoo and other leading institutes, industries and charities. We supplement classroom learning with opportunities for work placements or fieldwork. There are also opportunities to take part in exciting laboratory-based research. By the end of this course, you will have had the opportunity to develop your language and communication skills to a very high level through the study of the history and culture of France and other French-speaking countries. Placements in France, Belgium, Canada or other parts of the francophone world will be normally undertaken.
A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs
For French you will be assessed in all four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as your ability to research and analyse. You will do this in a variety of formats: essays, role-plays, presentations, summaries, debates, portfolios, discussion papers, translations, projects, dissertation and exams. For Biology assessment consists of coursework and end-of-module examinations (typically 50:50 in a module). Coursework can include practical reports, fieldwork, extended essays, presentations, posters or seminars.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
- Year 4
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|A level||BCC - BBC||The Department requires one of the following subjects as essential for entry: GCE A Level: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science. We also require GCE A-level French for entry cohort 1 (post-A-level), or a GCSE at grade C / 4 or above in a modern foreign language for entry cohort 2 (Beginners' route).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||BTEC Extended Diploma (Applied Science or Animal Management): DMM plus GCE A-level French for entry cohort 1 (post-A-level), or a GCSE at grade C / 4 or above in a modern foreign language for entry cohort 2 (Beginners' route).|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to HE (Science) Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit plus either GCE A-level French for entry cohort 1 (post-A-level), or a GCSE at grade C / 4 or above in a modern foreign language for entry cohort 2 (Beginners' route).|
|Scottish Higher||BBBB||including Biology Please see Further Information for additional entry requirements|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||including 5 in HL Biology Please see Further Information for additional entry requirements|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3||including Biology Please see Further Information for additional entry requirements|
Please note that we accept a maximum of 8 points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs. There are two entry cohorts for this programme of study. For entry cohort 1 (post-A-level), we require GCE A-level French. For entry cohort 2 (Beginners' route), we require a GCSE at grade C / 4 or above in a modern foreign language.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|