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Biology at A Level builds on the foundations taught in GCSE. If you have a passion for understanding the living world and have a desire to take this further you will enjoy the opportunity to study a diverse range of topics in a new and in-depth way. The A Level in Biology covers a broad range of biological concepts. You will discover how to develop different application skills that enable you to apply your theoretical knowledge in unfamiliar situations. Interpreting and analysing data to draw conclusions are key skills that are highly regarded in many professions.

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Subject specific entry requirement: Standard Sixth Form entry plus 2x Grade 6 in GCSE Science, including Biology and Grade 5 in GCSE Maths
Qualification: A Level
Topics and areas covered:

Year 12:

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Year 13:

  • Energy transfer in and between organisms
  • Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
Future career path: A wealth of varied career options such as: Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Nursing, Emergency Services, Dentistry, Biological Research, Careers within the NHS, Teaching, Bio-Engineering, Food industry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Environmental Conservation, Zoology, Biotechnology, Forensics, Various careers in government and policy, careers within Science publishing
Examination information:  
Additional information: We take a residential field trip at the end of the Year 1 course (usually in July) to cover the practical techniques required for one of the required practical tasks relating to ecology. We also  arrange trips to university workshops/ lectures.