Biology A Level Block D

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code B3
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is designed to encourage students to develop an enthusiasm for biology, including practical skills, an understanding of concepts and principles, and the knowledge and skills for the study of biology in Higher Education.  


In the first year students study these topics: basic cell structure, biological molecules and cell division, diversity and organisation, how organisms exchange substances with their environments, biodiversity and variation and the relationships between organisms. In the second year of the course students cover these topics: how organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments, the control of gene expression, patterns of inheritance and how the genome can be manipulated, genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems.

How will it be delivered?

At the end of the course students will sit three written examinations covering topics from both years of the course. Students will also have a practical endorsement which will be reported separately.

Entry requirements

5-5 in Science or a 5 in Biology plus 4 Maths and 5 English.

Your next steps...

You could take this course with other complimentary courses, such as Chemistry or more general subjects, to prepare for Higher Education. With further training, you could become a Doctor, Nurse, Science Technician or Marine Biologist.