Applied Human Biology

BTEC level 3 single

Course Description

Biology is the study of living things. This means that the subject is as diverse as the living world itself. The course encompasses study of viruses and bacteria, plants and animals, but concentrates mainly on human systems.

The topics studied include:

  • Cell biology
  • Transport systems in plants and animals including Photosynthesis
  • Coordination and control in plants and animals
  • Health, disease and the development of medicine
  • Human effects on the environment and ecosystems

Biology GCSE is a qualification that is highly regarded by employers’ and it is an excellent preparation for many careers such as nurse, technician and agricultural work. If you are considering teaching as a career, Biology GCSE fulfils the requirements for a science qualification at GCSE.

Unit 1 – Principles of Applied Human Biology 

Unit 2 – Practical Microbiology and infectious disease 

Unit 3 – Human Biology and Health Issues 

Unit 4 – Functional Physiology 

One year

  • Communication of scientific information
  • Dealing with data
  • Design of experiments
  • Dissection (not compulsory)
  • Handling apparatus
  • Problem-solving
  • Presentation
  • Research

Applied Science, A-Level Geography, Mathematics, Psychology, Health & Social Care.

Curriculum related trips.

Level 3 Sciences, apprenticeships
or employment.

Five GCSEs grade 2-9.

50% Exam and 50% Coursework.

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