Biology, like all sciences, is a practical subject. Throughout the course you will carry out practical activities including: • using microscopes to see cell division • dissection of animal or plant systems • aseptic technique to study microbial growth • investigating activity within cells • investigating animal behaviors • investigating distributions of species in the environment.
These practicals will give you the skills and confidence needed to investigate the way living things behave and work. It will also ensure that if you choose to study a Biology-based subject at university, you’ll have the practical skills needed to carry out successful experiments in your degree.
Two GCSE 6 grades or above in Science: Grade 6 in GCSE Biology plus a Grade 6 in one other Science or 6/6 double Science. Grade 6 in Mathematics is also required.
With a qualification in Biology you could go on to Further or Higher Education, studying one of the Biological Sciences, for example: Immunology, Zoology, Botany, Genetics, Molecular, or Biochemistry. Other A Level Biologists go on to study applied based courses like Medicine, Pharmacy, Optometry, Veterinary Science or Physiotherapy