Biology is a demanding A Level that involves the in-depth study of a wide range of exciting topics including molecular biology, immunology, physiology, biochemistry, ecosystems and evolution. Teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical topics and assessment is through written papers.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Students must have achieved a minimum of Grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics and Grade C (equivalent) in at least 3 other GCSE/Level 2 qualifications.

Subject Specific Requirements

Two Science GCSEs at Grade 5 or 6 or Grade 6 in Biology GCSE.

What will I do?

The course consists of six modules over the course of two years:

  • Module 1: Development of practical skills in Biology;
  • Module 2: Foundations in Biology;
  • Module 3: Exchange and Transport;
  • Module 4: Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease;
  • Module 5: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy;
  • Module 6: Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems.

What careers would this be suitable for?

Biology is a great A Level subject for people who want to pursue further study at University for the careers requiring a strong foundation in the Biological Sciences. Listed below are a few relevant careers that would benefit from an A Level in Biology:

  • University lecturer;
  • University professor;
  • Microbiologist;
  • Nature conservation officer;
  • Pharmacologist;
  • Research scientist (life sciences);
  • Research scientist (medical);
  • Secondary school teacher;
  • Soil scientist;
  • Geologist;
  • Veterinarian;
  • Pharmacist;
  • Health profession (e.g. doctor, dentist, physiotherapist, nurse, optometrist, etc.)

Where can I find out More?

Point of contact:

Andrew Glover

Teacher of Science

Contact Andrew Glover who looks after this Biology course on:

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