Biology


Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: A Level
Biology b -

Why study Biology?

  • I enjoy laboratory work and carrying out investigations
  • I am interested in studying living organisms
  • I am interested in modern developments in Genetics
  • I enjoy nature and want to find out more about saving wildlife
  • I hope to study a science-based course at university.

What does the course consist of?

A Level Biology consists of a range of activities: lectures, discussion,  fieldwork, practical work and investigations, with six modules over two years covering:

  • Foundations in Biology
  • Exchange and transport
  • Biodiversity, evolution and disease
  • Communication, homeostasis and energy
  • Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
  • Development of practical skills in Biology.

How is this course assessed?

  • By examination. There are 3 written A Level exams at the end of two years

What might this course lead on to?

  • Many degree courses such as Medicine, Dentistry, Agriculture, Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry
  • Careers in industry or the Health Service
  • Other science degrees and careers.
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