Universities value learners who have a thorough understanding of key concepts in biology. They also value an in-depth knowledge of biology’s important themes and strong practical skills. The A Level in biology contains elements of biochemistry, physiology and ecology. Assignments will be set through a combination of coursework. This may include practical exams and fieldwork. You will need to show your ability to understand practical experiments.
What will I study?
Cells as the units of life
DNA and cells
Organisms in their environment
Observation and experiment
Where will this subject take me?
A Level Biology is usually studied with other science-based subjects and can lead to the following degree course: Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Dentistry, Dietetics, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Geology, Medical Science, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Sports Science, and Veterinary Science. It is a particularly good choice for people who want to pursue a career in health and clinical professions. Students who have completed this A Level have gone on to study at respected UK universities. These include: University of Manchester, Newcastle University and University of Glasgow.