Biology AS/A Level

Biology AS/A Level

Throughout the course you will explore the microscopic world of cells and how they work. The chemicals that make living organisms are studied, whilst body systems such as heart and circulation are explored. The use of biology in medicine and forensic science are studied, including exciting techniques such as gene technology.

You will also learn about the fascinating worlds of ecology, evolution and genetics. Detailed studies will reveal how living organisms function, including the movement of materials within animals and plants, energy systems in the living world, how organisms keep control and sensory systems working to maintain life.

In both years you will undertake a wide range of challenging practical experiments and investigations.

Additional
Two grade 6s in Science (if separate sciences have been taken a grade 6 in Biology and Chemistry) plus Maths at 6 grade or above.
Assessment
Written exams plus a practical endorsment.
Progression
Biological science is one of the broadest and most important subjects in the world today. Put simply, biology is the study of life. Biology encompasses everything from the molecular study of life processes right up to the study of animal and plant communities. A level Biology is a great choice for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physiotherapy, nursing and forensic science. It is also necessary for a degree in any of the Biological sciences which range from neuroscience, genetics, biomedical science, biochemistry, zoology, conservation and marine biology. The skills developed in a Biology A level are also valued in careers within the pharmaceutical industry, biological economics, science publishing, government policy, education and biotechnology.