The A level Biology course covers a wide range of topics, e.g. human physiology, biochemistry, biodiversity and cellular biology. The course provides a firm basis for further study in many science-based careers, but is also recognised as good preparation for humanities subjects. The course develops your analytical skills, research skills, investigative skills plus your biological knowledge.
Biology can support a number of degree courses or professions such as nursing, midwifery, law, medicine, veterinary science, physiotherapy, conservation, biochemistry, research science and journalism.
The course is taught in six modules over 2 years and examined through three exams; Biological processes, Biological Diversity and Unified Biology. The six modules are:
Module 1: Development of practical skills in biology
Module 2: Foundations in Biology
Module 3: Exchange and Transplant
Module 4: Biodiversity Evolution and Disease
Module 5: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy
Module 6: Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems
Each student will be provided with resouces which will contain the specifications of the course, experiment sheets and activity sheets for each topic. The course will be supported by an online platform which will contain an online textbook, homework, activities and resources. They can purchase a CGP revision guide which matches the course at a cost of £6.00 should they wish.
Where will it lead to?
In the past students have continued in Higher Education courses such as; Nursing and Physiotherapy at Nottingham University, Biochemistry at Birmingham, UEA and Essex, Chemistry at York and UEA, Law at UEA, Equine studies at Surrey, Radiotherapy at Suffolk, Sports Science at Bedford and Biology at Kent University and Brighton University.