A level Biology

Science and Mathematics

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

What will you be working towards?

Code 104
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


A level Biology is a highly respected academic A level and it makes an excellent choice, offering you access to a wide range of university courses and careers. You'll need biology for most degrees in medicine, biology, biomedical sciences, dentistry, dietetics, physiotherapy, orthoptics and veterinary medicine. Biology is usually required or recommended for courses in biochemistry, environmental science, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, sports science, physiology and speech therapy.


The study of life itself, A level Biology explores the theories and principles involved in living systems, in all their intricate beauty. Topics you will learn about include: lifestyle, transport, genes and health, development, plants and the environment, the natural environment and species survival, energy, exercise and coordination, as well as practical biology and research skills. By the end of the course you will know about the principles of genetics, molecules, taxonomy, natural selection, evolutionary theory, global warming, bacteria and viruses, and more.

You will gain an understanding of how society makes decisions about scientific issues, as well some of the ways in which the scientific community contributes to the success of the economy and society.

How will it be delivered?

Your A level grade is determined by your performance in three written papers at the end of the course, which include questions relating to both theory and practical skills.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 9-5 grades in GCSE examinations including English, and 9-7 in Maths and Science 

Your next steps...

University to study many of the science based courses