Biology A Level
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics ranging from molecular biology to the study of ecosystems. Biology is never far from the headlines: the human genome has been sequenced, the ability to prevent ageing or the development of transplant surgery. Biologists are concerned with a variety of issues and work in the field of cell biology, medicine, food production and ecology and the work they do is vital to us all for our well-being and survival.
The Units that you will study are:
Module 1 � Development of practical skills in biology
These practical skills will be assessed in the written exam and practical endorsement.
Module 2 � Foundations in biology
Module 3 � Exchange and transport
Module 4 � Biodiversity, evolution and disease
Module 5 � Communication, homeostasis and energy
Module 6 � Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
How will it be delivered?
There will be 3 exam papers:
Paper 1: Biological processes 2 hrs 15 mins 37% of A level grade
Paper 2: Biological diversity 2 hrs 15 mins 37% of A level grade
Paper 3: Unified Biology 1 hr 30 mins 26% of A level grade
Practical skills will be examined in all the papers.
Standard with grade 6 in GCSE Biology and in Maths or 6-6 in Combined Science and a Grade 6 in Maths
Your next steps...
Many students will go on to study biology related courses at university. Biology is a requirement of the following courses/ careers.
Dentistry, Biochemistry, Medicine, Radiotherapy, Physiotherapy, Sports science, Pharmaceutical science, Environmental science, Conservation, Forensic science,
Nursing, Medicine, Veterinary science, Neuroscience.