A Level Biology

Name of course

A Level Biology

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Course Entry Requirements


To study Biology at A Level without another science, you must have at least a Grade 6 in Biology (triple science students) and combined/double science students need at least a Grade 6-6.

To study Biology with chemistry and/or physics you must have Grade 7s in those subjects (triple science students) and combined/double science students need at least at least a Grade 7-7.

Why study Biology?



This is the right course for those who enjoy applying practical skills alongside understanding of concepts and principles of the study of living things. 

Biology is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the world around us, how we exist, how we respond to stimuli and how we survive.

There are any opportunities to attend lectures, research projects and various trips to help further your knowledge beyond the classroom.

Course Content



The A Level specification has 8 units of content:

1 Biological molecules

2 Cells

3 Organisms exchange substances with their environment

4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

5 Energy transfers in and between organisms

6 Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments

7 Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems

8 The control of gene expression


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Where could this course lead to?


Our Biology students have gone on to study:

  • Medicine
  • Biomedical Science
  • Physiotherapy and Sports science
  • Veterinary sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Nursing
  • Genetics