An A Level in Biology can open the door to a wide variety of careers. Depending on what you study at university, you could go on to become a doctor, a lab technician, a forensic scientist or even a teacher.
You will find Biology to be a stimulating and challenging subject that encourages you to work to a high standard, thus developing your analytical skills. You will gain an understanding of the various areas within the subject and how they relate to each other. In addition to this, your knowledge and understanding of different scientific methods will be strengthened.
Your A Level Biology course will further develop your mathematical, practical and analytical skills, which will help prepare you for work and higher education. You will develop your practical skills, while studying foundations in Biology, exchange and transport, biodiversity, evolution and disease, communication, homeostasis and energy, genetics, evolution and ecosystems.
- English and Maths minimum Grade 5
- Best 8 including English and Maths, minimum of 48 points, average 6
- Must have a minimum of grade 6 GCSE in the subject you wish to study at A Level and a 7 for Science and Maths
You will also need either GCSE Biology or GCSE combined Science at grade 7 or above.
You will be assessed by examination at the end of each year of your course.