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Bradford College

A Level Health Pathway

Subject Area
Sciences
Study Level
School Leavers, Level 3
Start Date
September 2022
Duration
2 years
Study Mode
Full-time

  Overview

Study Level
School Leavers, Level 3
 
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
2 years Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

This specialist A Level pathway has been designed to give you the skills you need to build a career in Health.

This pathway is made up of:

  • A Level Biology
  • A Level Psychology
  • A Level English

As well as a programme that includes enrichment activities, practical and work experience opportunities, our A Level labs and classrooms are fantastic facilities to learn and develop your talent.

Bradford College provides more contact time per subject than other A Level providers, ensuring you have the best opportunity to learn the topics, develop your critical thinking and have access to support from tutors and technicians.

Career Focused

Bradford College has many partnerships with employers and we often have external speakers and events for students to attend.

We hold regular career events to help students choose their next steps, as well as additional support from our Student Services and Student Union. Advice and guidance on next steps is available for students and parents.

The College also offers degrees in a range of subjects related to this pathway, with guaranteed places available for students that achieve A Level success at Bradford College* subject to achieving entry requirement grades.

  Key Info

Our Health A Level Pathway includes content from A Level Biology, Psychology and English. You will begin with foundations in each subject, understanding the critical information before you advance through the course. Course content includes: genetics, biodiversity, social influence, memory, society and imagined worlds.

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above which must include Biology and English Language at grade 6 as well as GCSE Maths at grade 5. Applicants must have a minimum Average Point Score of 5.6.

You will be formally assessed throughout the A Level course using a variety of methods including end of module exams, topic tests, termly exams and end or year exams.

Progression from A Level includes Further Education, Higher Education and employment. Career progression options from this pathway include Teaching and roles in the Health profession.

Fees: If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.

  Overview

A Level Biology

Study Level
School Leavers, Level 3
 
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
2 years Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

You will study a wide range of Biology topics that will allow you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the subject. This is a two-year linear course that encompasses six content-based modules that will be formally assessed at the end of the two-year course. Students will also be assessed across a range of practical skills which are assessed separately as part of their practical endorsement.

  Key Info

Course Content:

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology (Studied in Year 1 and Year 2)

1.1 Practical skills assessed in a written examination

1.2 Practical skills assessed in the practical endorsement

Module 2 – Foundations in biology (Studied in Year 1)

2.1.1 Cell structure

2.1.2 Biological molecules

2.1.3 Nucleotides and nucleic acids

2.1.4 Enzymes

2.1.5 Biological membranes

2.1.6 Cell division, cell diversity and cellular organisation

Module 3 – Exchange and transport (Studied in Year 1)

3.1.1 Exchange surfaces

3.1.2 Transport in animals

3.1.3 Transport in plants

Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease (Studied in Year 1)

4.1.1 Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system

4.2.1 Biodiversity

4.2.2 Classification and evolution

Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy (Studied in Year 2)

5.1.1 Communication and homeostasis

5.1.2 Excretion as an example of homeostatic control

5.1.3 Neuronal communication

5.1.4 Hormonal communication

5.1.5 Plant and animal responses

5.2.1 Photosynthesis

5.2.2 Respiration

Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems (Studied in Year 2)

6.1.1 Cellular control

6.1.2 Patterns of inheritance

6.1.3 Manipulating genomes

6.2.1 Cloning and biotechnology

6.3.1 Ecosystems

6.3.2 Populations and sustainability.

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above which must include Biology and English Language at grade 6 as well as GCSE Maths at grade 5. Applicants must have a minimum Average Point Score of 5.6.

You will be formally assessed throughout the A Level course using a variety of methods including end of module exams, topic tests, termly exams and end or year exams.

At the end of year 2 you will complete 3 written exam papers, which cover the content of the modules. The questions are broken down into the following key aspects of assessment.

  • Paper 1 Biological Processes
  • Paper 2 Biological Diversity
  • Paper 3 Unified Biology

Progression from A Level includes Further Education, Higher Education and employment. With an A Level in Biology, career options can include: Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Nursing & Midwifery, Biological Sciences, Pharmacy and Teaching.

Fees: If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.

  Overview

A Level Psychology

Study Level
School Leavers, Level 3
 
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
2 years Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

You will study a wide range of Psychology topics that will allow you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the subject. This is a two-year linear course that encompasses 8 compulsory modules with 3 option modules chosen by the college. These modules will be formally assessed at the end of the two-year course.

  Key Info

You will study a wide range of Psychological topics that will help you to develop critical analysis, application of research and data analysis.

Compulsory Topics

  • Social Influence – How do others influence the way we behave?
  • Memory – How does Psychology affect the way we remember/forget?
  • Attachment- Does childhood and attachment change who we are?
  • Psychopathology – What are Psychological Disorders? (Depression, OCD, Anxiety)
  • Approaches in Psychology- What is Psychology?
  • Biopsychology- Is there a genetic influence for who we are?
  • Research Methods- How is influential research conducted within Psychology?
  • Issues and Debates- Is Psychology a Science? Are we born Criminal? Are we Gender Neutral?

Option topics

  • Relationships- How do relationships in 2021 affect our behaviours?
  • Stress- What is stress? How can we control the Psychological phenomena?
  • Forensic Psychology- Who is the criminal? How can we determine criminality?

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above which must include Biology and English Language at grade 6 as well as GCSE Maths at grade 5. Applicants must have a minimum Average Point Score of 5.6.

You will be formally assessed throughout the A Level course using a variety of methods including end of module exams, topic tests, termly exams and end or year exams.

At the end of year 2 you will complete 3 written exam papers as shown in the table below, which cover the content of the modules. The questions are broken down into the following key aspects of assessment.

  • Paper 1 Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathy
  • Paper 2 Approaches to Psychology, Biopsychology, Research Methods
  • Paper 3 Issues and Debates and a choice of: Option 1 (Relationships), Option 2 (Stress), Option 3 (Forensic Psychology)

Progression from A Level includes Further Education, Higher Education and employment. With an A Level in Psychology career options can include: Psychologist, Social worker, Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Psychologist, Teacher and Criminologist.

Fees: If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.

  Overview

A Level English

Study Level
School Leavers, Level 3
 
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
2 years Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

You will study a wide range of English topics that will allow you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the subject. This is a two-year linear course that encompasses six modules that will be formally assessed within two exams and Non-Examined Assessment at the end of the two-year course.

  Key Info

The qualification draws on the academic field of Stylistics in order to create an integrated English Language and Literature course which brings together literary and non-literary discourses. This specification centres around language choices and how they create representations, both in literary and non-literary texts: words create worlds, both in literature and elsewhere. Students will be studying a range of literary (i.e. prose fiction, drama and poetry) and non-literary (i.e. non-fiction, advertising and transcript) texts from different periods: some texts from the 19th century and modern literary and non-literary texts.

Telling Stories 4.1

  • Remembered Places – Close reading of a text from the AQA Anthology: Paris; analysing representation of place in non-literary texts
  • Imagined Worlds – Close reading of an unseen extract from class set text (The Handmaid’s Tale); analysing point of view and genre in literary texts
  • Poetic Voices – Close reading of a text from a chosen poet (Carol Ann Duffy) from the AQA Anthology: Poetic Voices, analysing forms and functions of poetic voice

Exploring Conflict 4.2

  • Writing about Society – Re-Creative writing to a class set text

(The Great Gatsby), along with the production of a critical commentary,

which requires students to evaluate their own writing.

  • Dramatic Encounters – Close reading from an unseen extract of a drama set text (A Street Car Named Desire), analysing conflict in drama.

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above which must include Biology and English Language at grade 6 as well as GCSE Maths at grade 5. Applicants must have a minimum Average Point Score of 5.6.

You will be formally assessed throughout the A Level course using a variety of methods including end of module exams, mock exams and end or year exams.

At the end of year 2 students will sit 2 written exam papers and will have completed a Non-Examined Assessment.

  • Paper 1 Telling Stories
  • Paper 2 Exploring Conflict

Progression from A Level includes Further Education, Higher Education and employment. With an A Level in English career options can include: Teacher, Writer, Journalist, Speech Therapist, Linguist, Careers adviser and Solicitor.

Fees: If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.