Biology is a rapidly developing science at the forefront of many important developments in society. It is a fascinating subject, studying topics such as advances in cloning, gene technology, drug testing and forensics. Biology looks at the study of life and living organisms. It is a branch of natural science and involves many other disciplines such as chemistry, physics, mathematics, geography and psychology. Qualified biologists have an important role in social, environmental, economic and technological contexts.
The A-Level consists of 8 topics:
Health and Risk,
Genes and Health,
Voice of the Genome,
Biodiversity and Natural Resources
On the Wild Side
Immunity, Infection and Forensics
Run for your Life and Grey Matter.
Why study Biology?
Biology is a rapidly developing science at the forefront of many important developments in society. It is a fascinating subject, studying all traditional advances in cloning, gene technology, drug testing and forensics.
You'll also find: Highly qualified and committed teachers; our high grades are amongst the best in the country. We also have excellent retention and progression rates.
What else can you do on this course? Field trips include a visit to Anglesey to study seashore life; a trip to Keele University Life Science labs and the opportunity to carry out plenty of other practical work
To be considered for entry onto our A Level courses you should have:
Three Grade 5s (Bs) plus two Grade 4s (Cs) including Grade 4s in English Language and Maths plus a high average GCSE point score and any individual subject requirements.
Grade 6/B in GCSE Biology or 66/BB in Core and Additional Science and a grade 6/B in maths. To take Biology, Chemistry, Physics or maths you need an average point score of at least 6.0 if you take any of these subjects.
Biology is a desirable qualification for a wide range of degree courses. These include Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Horticulture and Ecology. It is also important for paramedical studies such as Nursing, Radiography, Pharmacy, Environmental Health and Medical laboratory work. Many students go into all of these fields or study other subjects that use their biological expertise.