About the course…

Have you ever wondered why your siblings look like you? How medicines work? Why DNA is so important? Do clones exist?

A Level Biology will give you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of biology. You will learn how to apply your knowledge, investigate and solve problems in a range of contexts.

The course covers a variety of engaging topics, including:

  • Cloning and biotechnology
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Exchange and transport in animals and plants
  • Cell structure
  • Homeostasis
  • Biomolecules
  • Populations and sustainability
  • The neuronal system
  • Foundations in biology

Why study with us…

  • You will work in spacious, modern laboratories, benefiting from the most up-to-date technology and equipment.
  • You will have the opportunity to complete environmental field work at Carlton Marshes.
  • You will hear from guests speakers about current biological issues and attend university workshops.

Where Biology can take you…

A Level Biology is an excellent base for a healthcare-related university degree, such as medicine, veterinary and dentistry courses, as well as the biological sciences; biochemistry, marine biology and environmental science.

Career routes include medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, radiology, veterinary studies, medical research, nutrition and dietetics, pharmacology, drug research, environmental surveying, plant pathology and many more.

Entry requirements…

  • 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
  • If you wish to study two or more A Level Science or Maths courses, you will need to meet the entry criteria for a Science A Level programme too