A level Biology builds upon the key concepts and skills you have already learnt at GCSE to further support and inspire you to a future in biological sciences and medicine. Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from molecular biology to the study of ecosystems and from microorganisms to mammoths.
The knowledge and understanding of Biology enables us to have a greater understanding of the world we live in and therefore develop ideas and opinions about future improvements. The practical element of this course is crucial and numerous opportunities are available for you to take part in both laboratory experiments and field studies in order to prepare for future study. Biologists work in the fields of cell biology, medicine, food production and ecology and the work they do is vital to us all.
The course will help you develop a number of skills:
Biologists will have the knowledge, skills and desire to understand and question the world around them.
In Year 12 you will learn:
In Year 13 you will learn:
Biology is a great choice for people who want a career in science, health and clinical professions such as:
It is a very versatile A Level and is one that is well respected by universities and employers all over the country. It may be combined with relatively unrelated subjects, like law or business studies, for it develops skills in numeracy, reasoning, problem solving, communication and research.