Course Overview

Biology A Level will give you the skills to make connections and associations with all living this around you.

As it is such an encompassing subject, there is something in Biology for everyone.

You will study a range of topics including:

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Energy transfers
  • Gene expression

The Lab Book

Students will complete 12 required practicals and present a Lab Book for the Practical Endorsement. The Endorsement is a requirement of all Science undergraduates at university. The practicals include chromatography, investigating enzymes, use of microscopes and dissection techniques.

Examinations

The course is taught by Biology specialists and all practical work is internally assessed. The examinations are held at the end of the two year course and take the form of three 2 hour examinations.

Entry Requirements

At least a grade 6 in Biology or a grade 6-6 in Combined Science. A grade 5 from the higher paper in GCSE Mathematics is also required. The exam will contain 10% of marks for mathematical calculations.