Biology, A Level | Weston College

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September 2019
2 Years
Course code ALBIOD1LC

Biology, A Level

What will I do on this A Level?

You will study the natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms. This course covers a variety of modules, including foundations in biology, exchange and transport, biodiversity, evolution and disease, and genetics and ecosystems.

You will bene t from access to our recently refurbished and well-equipped laboratories, which include modern apparatus and plenty of reference resources. Over the course of the two years, you will also develop your practical skills such as planning, implementation, analysis and evaluation.

How will I be assessed?

You will sit three written exams in the second year. You will also receive a pass or fail grade for skills developed in practical work.

What could I do after this A Level?

Following this course, you could continue to a university course in medicine or veterinary science, or complete a science-based apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English, and grade 6 or above in core & additional science and maths.

Course Level

Level 3

Category & Subject Area

A Levels Courses for 16 to 18-year-olds


Loxton campus

iAn interview is required for this course.

Occupations related to Biology, A Level


Biological scientist or biochemist

Biological scientists and biochemists examine and investigate the morphology, structure, chemistry and physical characteristics of living organisms, including their inter-relationships, environments and diseases.

Average annual earnings: £36,621
Employment in region: 1,834 positions

Laboratory technician

Laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and checks, and perform a variety of technical support functions requiring the application of established or prescribed procedures and techniques to assist scientists with their research, development, analysis and testing, and to verify the physical, chemical and other characteristics of materials and products.

Average annual earnings: £18,077
Employment in region: 1,642 positions

What Our Students Say

Naomi Race, A Level - Psychology, sociology and English

Naomi Race

“The college has opened up a load of new experiences and enabled me to try new things”

Former school: Broadoak

A Levels: Psychology, sociology and English

What next? Naomi achieved three As and will progress to study English and sociology at Leeds University.

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