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Biology A Level

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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.


Year 1

• Biological molecules

• Cells

• Organisms exchange substances with their environment

• Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Year 2

• 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

How will it be delivered?

There will be 3 exams at the end of the 2 years. You will be entered for the AS qualification at the end of the first year. 

Entry requirements

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.

Your next steps...

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. 


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