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A Level, Level 3


Biology is central to many contemporary scientific issues including the environment, genetic engineering, stem cell research, bio-fuels and sustainability of the human food chain. During the course you will study all aspects of the science of life and living things.

If you have a keen interest in science, are prepared to work hard and would like to find out more about Biology then this is the course for you.

You will study a range of areas, including:

• Biological Molecules

• Cells

• Cell Division


• The Environment

The work involves a mixture of class teaching, research, group work and practical lab work which may be assessed as part of your external exams.

The majority of our students progress onto a relevant university degree.

Note that in order to be able to study Biology at university, you will need to have studied Chemistry at A Level as well.

Potential Careers

  • Midwife
  • Medicine
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Biotechnologist

5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 including English Language and Grade 6 in Maths.

Dual Science at Grade 6/6.

Separate Sciences Grade 6 in Biology

100% Exam

Where can it lead?