A Level Biology

About the course

This course is a natural progression for students completing a GCSE in either Combined Science or Separate Sciences. The content is delivered through a combination of theoretical and practical teaching. This includes core practical activities, which provide the assessment vehicle for the exam questions related to this area of work.

Overview of units

The Year 12 units include:

  • Lifestyle, health and risk
  • Genes and health
  • Voice of the genome
  • Biodiversity and natural resources

The Year 13 units include:

  • On the wide side
  • Immunity, infection and forensics
  • Run for your life
  • Grey Matter

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you require a Level 6 grade or higher in a minimum of 5 GCSEs (which must include Mathematics and Combined/Separate Sciences)


You will be sit three equally-weighted examination papers, each being two hours long. These papers include assessment of mathematical and practical skills.

Where you can go next

Successful completion of this A Level in Biology can allow you to go on to an apprenticeship or a university course, and can help you progress towards a career in medical sciences or medical care, among other employment areas.

Information from the examination body

Full details of this course can be found at the Pearson website.

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