Biology

Exam Board: AQA

Biology is a complex and broad science. You will enjoy this course if you are interested in all aspects of living organisms, how they work and how they interact with their environment. The course looks at different types of biological organisms, how this variation is brought about and explores how they function and survive in their environment. You will initially look at some human systems, the diseases that can affect them and ways in which the body’s defence mechanisms work. At the end of Year 12 you are invited on a field trip to Bristol which provides an exciting opportunity to study organisms in their natural habitat.

Assessment

100% examination

Requirements

College Entry Requirements plus a grade 6 in either GCSE Triple Science or GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy).

Where can it lead?

The course is an ideal stepping stone to the many fields of work and study in biology or the other sciences. An A-Level in Biology can open up a range of careers and higher education courses in medicine, nursing, midwifery, veterinary science and dentistry, optometry, physiotherapy, pharmaceutical sciences, forensic science, biomedical and biological sciences, environmental health and food sciences. A-Level Biology can also help gain direct entry into employment, especially into the scientific and related sectors.