ABOUT THE COURSE
Have you ever wondered… Why your sister looks like you? How medicines work? What DNA is? Do clones exist?
A Level Biology will give you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of biology. You will learn to apply your knowledge, and investigate and solve problems in a range of contexts. You will learn how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how science contributes to the success of the economy and society.
– Cell structure/ biological molecules
– Enzymes/ biodiversity – classification and evolution
– Ecosystems/ cloning and biotechnology
– Photosynthesis/ respiration
– Populations and sustainability
WHAT WE ADD
You will work in the laboratories at college, benefitting from the most up-to-date technology and equipment. In addition, you will have the opportunity to go on field trips, attend university workshops and hear from guest speakers about current biological issues.
HOW CAN I STANDOUT WITH BIOLOGY?
A Level Biology is an excellent base for a healthcare-related university degree, such as medicine, veterinary or dentistry courses, as well as the biological sciences, such as biochemistry, marine biology or environmental science. Biology can also complement courses such as sports science, psychology, sociology and more.
Career opportunities include areas such as: biological research, forensics, sports and science communication, and the medical field.
– Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
– You will need a minimum grade 6 in Science (core) and a 6 in Additional Science or GCSE Biology
– To follow a Science A Level Programme (one that includes any two of these courses: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths), you will need at least an average GCSE score of 5.5, plus a minimum GCSE grade 6 in Maths and a 6 in Science (Core) and 6 in Additional Science (or 6 in GCSE Biology/Chemistry/Physics)