To be accepted on the two-year fast track A Level or BTEC programme students must have at least 5 GCSE’s graded 5-9 or equivalent qualifications. For A Levels This must include a grade 6 or above in the subject you plan to study.
A-level Biology is a challenging but rewarding course that will help you to develop skills and knowledge necessary for a career in a wide variety of fields. Biology is one of the most popular A Level subjects in the country, attracting students studying a wide range of other subjects. Many of these students enjoy the subject so much they eventually choose a biologically related degree course. Whatever field you will eventually work in, you will find Biology a very rewarding and challenging course, which will develop many other skills essential for a successful career.
- Biological Molecules
- Organisms exchange substances with their environment
- Genetic information, variation & relationships between organisms
- Energy transfers in and between organisms (A-Level only)
- Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments (A-Level only)
- Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems (A-Level only)
- The control of gene expression (A-Level only)
These qualifications are linear. Linear qualifications are designed so that the students sit all A-Level exams at the very end of their 2 year course. There are a total of eight units in the specification.
A developed understanding of Biology can take you along a career path towards becoming a Doctor, Nurse, Crime scene Investigator, Nutritionist, Teacher, Farmer, Paramedic, Personal Trainer and many others.