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Are you interested in a fascinating and hands on course that focuses on Human Biology, developing your knowledge, understanding and research skills across Applied Human Biology and Health Science? Then our Applied Human Biology (equivalent to 1 A Level) course is for you.

On this fascinating course you will explore how the human body functions at a genetic, cellular and tissue level, developing a deep understanding of how Biology and lifestyle factors impact upon the health of individuals. It is an ideal course option to support your career in the Health and Science fields.

You'll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen pathway and a grade 5 GCSE Science, or a distinction in a vocational level 2 Science qualification, plus grade 5 in GCSE Maths. 

For further information on the pathways, please click here.

Topics you’ll study include:

  • Principles of Applied Human Biology
  • Practical microbiology and infectious diseases
  • Human Biology and health issues
  • Genetics and genetic engineering


Educate, Enrich, Enlighten

Our highly qualified and passionate subject specialists will inspire and challenge you to achieve your potential and think critically. We are proud of the experience on offer, and our subject specialists share their expertise and challenge you to broaden your horizons. You can expect to hear from Alumni and guest speakers who regularly join us to build your cultural capital.

You will be taught by passionate subject specialists who will support your learning and development throughout your studies. Your learning won’t just be contained to the classroom either – from trips and visits to discover potential career paths to university lectures by inspiring academics, you’ll enjoy a truly well-rounded learning experience. Some of the experiences our students enjoy include:

  • Visiting universities to help you understand the paths open to you
  • Participation in Science based challenges and national competitions
  • Inspiring primary aged children about your subject by hosting specialist workshops

Assessment is via assignments and externally assessed exams, including a written task completed under supervised conditions.

This course can support progression to a wide and varied range of pathways, dependent upon the other qualifications you combine this with. Popular options include Occupational Health, Physiotherapy, the healthcare sector and Sport Science when combined with Sport.

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This qualification is a great choice for students looking for a career where they can make a difference to the health and lives of others.

The course gives students a broad understanding of biological principles including cells, tissues, biological molecules, genetics, immunology and practical microbiology as well as diseases, diagnostic techniques and treatments

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