Why study Biology?

A Level Biology is a popular course that provides a background into many biological topics. If you are fascinated by living things and how they work then this course is for you. It is challenging, rewarding and helps students develop a wide range of skills using the concepts which have been touched upon at GCSE.

We have a team of experienced staff who make the course exciting, relevant and put emphasis on practical investigations, enabling the students to learn and to reach their full potential.

If you are planning to follow a science or health-related degree course at university, Biology is very desirable and often required. For medicine or dentistry, Biology is usually essential. Many psychology and sport science degrees also require Biology. A Level Biology is a great choice for people looking into science and health-related professions such as Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Nursing or Zoology.

Areas of Study

• Biological molecules
• Cells
• How organisms exchange substances with their environment
• Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
• Energy transfers in and between organisms
• Organisms response to changes in their internal and external environments

Entry Guidelines

In addition to the Sixth Form entry criteria. students wishing to study this subject are required to have a minimum grade 7 in Biology, or two grade 7 in Dual Award Science, plus a grade 6 in Mathematics at GCSE (or equivalent). An interest in Biology is a pre-requisite and you should enjoy reading around the
subject.

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