Biology covers various topics, from developments in medicine to the study of the environment. It is a rapidly developing science with recent advances in fields such as gene technology. It is essential in overcoming major concerns such as antibiotic resistance and food production to meet the needs of an expanding population.
Biology compliments other subjects such as Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Maths, PE, English and Sociology.
• Biological molecules
• Organisms exchange substances with their environment
• Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
• Energy transfers in and between organisms
• Organisms responses to changes in their internal and external environments
• Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
• The control of gene expression
You will develop independent study skills and take part in group work and discussions. This will teach transferable skills, which will help you develop the ability to interpret data, investigate facts and draw conclusions
At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5, a 6 in Maths, plus grade 6/6 or above in Science. If taking separate sciences, a 6 in Biology is required, alongside a 6 in Chemistry or Physics.
Biology is an essential course for anyone considering
a career in medicine, veterinary science or dentistry. It is a good choice for forensic science, pharmacy and nursing. It also leads to zoology, marine biology and many other disciplines.