Exam Board – AQA
Qualification – A Level 9BNO
Entry requirements – 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4, including GCSE grade 6 in science, maths and English
In Biology you will study human anatomy and physiology, genetics, the cause and treatment of disease, immunity, the environment and much more. A qualification in biology demonstrates that you have good analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to learn and apply detailed content knowledge.
Students are taught using a range of techniques that will enable them to learn successfully in the classroom but also develop their independent working skills. A number of core practical experiments are completed to aid understanding and develop practical skills
“I loved biology at GCSE and couldn’t wait to learn more at A Level.”
The full list of topics is:
- lifestyle, transport, genes and health
- development, plants and climate change
- environment and survival
- energy, exercise and coordination
Students will be taught using a range of techniques that will aim to develop them so they are capable of learning effectively on their own as well as in the classroom. There are a number of core experiments that need to be completed by students to aid their understanding and develop their practical skills.
There is no coursework for biology A Level, but students will be asked questions about the core experiments they have studied in the course. The course is assessed with three 2-hour exams. One exam includes a scientific article that is studied prior to the examination.
What doors will this open up for me?
Biology is a subject that leads on to many different careers including medicine, veterinary science, genetics, biotechnology, nursing, marine biology, microbiology, pathology, forensic science, law and teaching.