A Level Biology
Biology is a vital subject for anyone who is thinking of working in health care, pharmaceuticals, the food industry, environmental science and a wide range of other careers.
Biology A Level is split into six modules:
1. Development of practical skills in biology
2. Foundations in biology
3. Exchange and transport
4. Biodiversity, evolution and disease
5. Communications, homeostasis and energy
6. Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
AS LEVEL: Modules 1 to 4
A LEVEL: Modules 1 to 6. There is also a Practical Endorsement.
All students studying A Levels should have at least five GCSEs at grade 9 – 5 in academic subjects, including English Language at grade 5. Two of these should be grades 6. Specifically for Biology, you will need GCSE Double Science at grade 6 or above, OR GCSE Biology and GCSE Chemistry at grade 6 or above AND GCSE Maths at grade 6 or above AND a total GCSE point score of 30 or more for your best five subjects.
AS and A Level Biology are assessed through a series of written examinations and there is no course work involved. AS Level: AS Papers 1 and 2 can assess any content from Modules 1 to 4 A Level: A Level Paper 1 assesses the content from Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5 A Level Paper 2 assesses the content from Modules 1, 2, 4 and 6 A Level Paper 3 assesses the content from Modules 1 to 6.
The study of Biology is useful in a wide range of careers such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, nursing, biomedical science, biological sciences, marine biology, nutrition, chiropractic, physiotherapy and many more.