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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 benefit 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.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English, and grade 6 or above in core & additional science and maths.
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.
Employment in region: 1,834 positions
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.
Employment in region: 1,642 positions
What Our Students Say
Naomi Race, A Level - Psychology, sociology and English
“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.