Science and Mathematics

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

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Biology A Level
Code Bio004
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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: Year 12 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 Year 13 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.

Entry requirements

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.