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
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.