A Level Biology

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BI
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Biology is at the centre of what we are and the world we live in.  The developments in Biological Sciences are rapid and fascinating with a new discovery every day.

The course is an A-level which will be examined at the end of the second year.

Students are expected to buy their own textbook and there is a contribution required for paper resources and excursions, as the course progresses.


Year 12: 

Module 1 : Development of Practical Skills
This involves a wide range of practical tasks

Module 2 : Foundations in Biology
Looking at cell structure, biological molecules, cell division and cellular organisation

Module 3 : Exchange and Transport
Looking at exchange surfaces and transport in animals and plants

Module 4 : Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease
This includes aspects of how we fit into our environment and how our environment can affect us

Year 13:

Module 5 : Communications, Homeostasis and Energy

Module 6 : Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems

How will it be delivered?

Papers 1 and 2 are both 2 hours 15 minutes long with 100 marks each and cover all of the specification between them

Paper 3 is 1 hour 30 minutes long and includes aspects of the whole specification, with an emphasis on practical and data handling skills




Entry requirements

The minimum requirement is 7 GCSE or equivalent passes at grades 9-4 in an appropriate range of subjects, including Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above.

The college will accept one BTEC at Merit level as one GCSE equivalent.

Subject Specific:
Biology requires a GCSE Grade 6 or above in Maths and Biology or Combined Science.

Your next steps...

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses that may overlap with Biology such as:

  • Geography
  • Chemistry
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Physical Education

Success in Biology A-level will allow you to apply for the Science and Biology related subjects, or more general higher education courses.