Biology A-Level

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade 6 GCSE in English, Science and Maths

Who is it for?

Biology is a highly academic subject, therefore it is important that pupils who choose Biology are intelligent,resilient and studious. You will require a very good knowledge of Mathematics and have excellent English skills. You will need to demonstrate safe and skillful practical techniques; make, record and communicate reliable and valid observations and measurements; analyse, interpret, explain and evaluate the methodology and results.

Course Structure

  • The content of the course consists of:
  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  • Energy transfers in and between organisms
  • Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • The control of gene expression

Assessment

Exam 1:

(35% of A Level ) Biological molecules, Cells, Organisms exchange substances with their environment, Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms.

Exam 2:

(35% of A Level ) Energy transfers in and between organisms, Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments, Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems,The control of gene expression.

Exam 3:

( 30% of A Level) Practical skills and summary of course.

University Pathways

Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Biological Sciences in various universities including Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh and Imperial College.

Career Opportunities

Biological Testing, Biotechnology, Independent Research, Food Industry, Nutrition, Medicine, Doctor, Nurse, Veterinarian, Zoologist/Zookeeper, Animal Care, Veterinary Nurse, Scientist.