We can't wait to welcome you to Andover College! 

We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Applied Human Biology at Andover College is like. Scroll down to learn more about the course and the topics you would study.

If you have any questions about the courses available or modules included please email - AskScienceMaths@sparsholt.ac.uk

You can also find more information about our Careers and Wellbeing support below. 

Meet your lecturers!

About the Course!

Applied Human Biology is ideally suited for students who wish to pursue a career in the health sector. As part of the course you will study a range of topics such as the structure of the human body, microbiology and factors that influence the health of individuals.

You will also have plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice where you will design and conduct practicals throughout the course. This provides valuable experience that can be applied into your next steps of employment of higher education.


Take a look at this video providing an Introduction to Biological Molecules: Monomers & Polymers.

Additional Resources 

If you are interested in learning more about the various topics you will study as an Applied Human Biology student at Andover College please take a look at the resources below. 

To watch: 

  • Setting up and Performing a Titration - here. 
  • Standing Waves Introduction - here. 
  • Immune System: Innate and Adaptive Immunity Explained - here. 

Take a look at these informative documents on core scientific concepts; 

  • Introduction to molar mass - here. 
  • Introduction to Cell Theory - here. 
  • Stationary Waves - here. 

Additional Activities

Looking for more? Why not have a go at these additional activities. 

Using the article above plus additional research produce a quiz for your class on the immune system. You can use Kahoot, power point or any other resource of your choosing. 

Using the article above plus additional research produce a quiz for your class on molar masses. You can use Kahoot, power point or any other resource of your choosing.

Using the article above plus additional research produce a quiz for your class on standing waves. You can use Kahoot, power point or any other resource of your choosing.


There are a variety of online free courses available on the Open University web page that you could get involved with. Please take a look at the whole catalogue here. 

You might also wish to look into the EtonX programmes available, please note these are paid for courses that your current school may already have access to. They are not essential, please only engage with them if you have the means to.

Open Events

Learn more about Andover College at our next Open Event!

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Our Courses: 

BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/National Extended Certificate in Applied Human Biology (1-2 Years)

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T Levels are a new qualification after GCSE that will take your future to the next level.

From September 2022, the college has been selected to deliver T Levels in a range of subjects including Science. T Levels are a new, two year qualification for students aged 16 to 19. They have been developed in collaboration with employers and providers to meet the needs of industry and to prepare students for work.  

When taking a T Level qualification, you will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and the other 20% in an industry placement. Through this you will learn the skills needed in your chosen industry and then be able to put those skills into practice. You will spend at least 45 days, each year of the course, in your industry placement, giving you valuable experience to help you stand out against the rest. 

T Levels are nationally recognised by universities and employers. They also hold UCAS points as they are equivalent to three A Levels.  

Explore our campus including our fantastic laboratory facilities! 

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Careers Guidance 

Our careers guidance aims to expand the horizons of all students enabling you to make informed career decisions in order to progress both during and after college. 

Carol is our dedicated Careers Advisor for Andover College! 

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We also have our Sun Progression Mentor Anna! 

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Anna works alongside the Southern Universities Network (SUN) to help students recognise the routes of progression available to them, and to continue their journey in education! 

We recently launched the new Careers Hub located in the College library so come and say hello to Carol and Anna! 

Student wellbeing and support 


At Andover College we understand that starting college in these uncertain times can be daunting and we aim to make this process as simple as possible. 

We have a dedicated team that provide our students with any additional support they need including; 

  • Counselling 
  • Carer support 
  • Childcare support 
  • Confidential one-to-one services 

We also have at the college Romeo our therapy dog! Romeo is part of the continued effort from Andover College to consistently improve on and add to wellbeing provision for students. Romeo is based on campus with his owner throughout term.

Research has shown that students are significantly less stressed and anxious, and even have increased happiness and energy, immediately following spending time in a drop-in session with a dog present. 


Social Media 

We love to post about all our students on our platforms including their achievements, trips and excellent work - take a look at some of the highlights below and make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube! 

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