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.

Entry requirements: 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.

Course assessment: Written exams plus a practical endorsment.

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