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Biology A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title GCE A Level in Biology
Code BIOLOGY
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Biology is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physiotherapy, pharmacy, optometry, medical research, nursing, zoology, microbiology or genetics, as well as a wide range of science careers.

An A Level in Biology, is also a great choice for anyone with an interest in the subject, who wishes to study it alongside a set of complementary or contrasting subjects. 

Details

YEAR 1

BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES 

Biochemistry: Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and DNA.

CELLS 

Cell structure, Cell Division Processes, the Immune System.

ORGANISMS EXCHANGE SUBSTANCES WITH THEIR ENVIRONMENT
 
Gas Exchange in a Variety of Organisms, the Circulatory System, Digestion

GENETIC INFORMATION, VARIATION AND RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ORGANISMS
Genes, Protein Synthesis, Taxonomy and Diversity. 

YEAR 2

ENERGY TRANSFERS IN AND BETWEEN ORGANISMS
Photosynthesis, Respiration, Ecosystems and Nutrient Cycles. 

ORGANISMS RESPOND TO CHANGES IN THEIR INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENTS 
Nerves, Muscles and Homeostasis

GENETICS, POPULATIONS, EVOLUTION AND ECOSYSTEMS
Inheritance, Populations and Evolution

THE CONTROL OF GENE EXPRESSION
Mutations, Gene Technology and Control of Gene Expression 

How will it be delivered?

100% Examination.

Entry requirements

 Entry criteria will be discussed at your interview

Your next steps...

A Level Biology can open up a world of opportunities in both university choices and career options. If you are considering applying to university to study biology, zoology, ecology, animal science, marine biology, life sciences, medicine, environmental science, forensic science or any other subject related to the natural world, then A Level Biology is essential, with many other courses preferring Biology at A Level.

Possible career choices that require A Level Biology include: biological testing, biotechnology, independent research, food industry jobs, nutrition, medicine, doctor, nurse, veterinarian, zoologist, zookeeper, animal care, veterinary nurse, scientist, amongst a huge range of others. In fact, having an A Level in Biology will put you in great stead for a huge range of careers, as it is a great qualification to have.

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