Biology is the study of life.


Studying Biology not only gives a greater understanding of how the human body works but also how other animals and plants function, and how all living things interact with each other and with their environment. It is a subject where knowledge can be applied instantly and it develops an understanding of why things happen.

The subject combines particularly well with other sciences particularly Chemistry, as well as Geography and Psychology. It can be used to gain entry to a variety of professions, not just veterinary science and medicine. Studying Biology develops the ability to be critical, to analyse data, to be curious and enquiring and not to accept anything at face value.

Module 1 Module 2 Module 4 Module 5
Enzymes Variation Poplulation Nervous Coordination
Cells DNA Ecosystems Muscles
Membranes Cell Division Photosynthesis Homoestasis
Digestion Classification Respiration Genetics and Inheritance
Exchange of Materials Biodiversity Genetics Engineering

Course requirements

Grade B at each Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) or two B’s in Science and Additional Science, and ideally a grade B or above in Maths

What type of student is this course suitable for?

The most obvious answer is that you must have an interest in the life sciences and a desire to understand, in more detail, how the body works and about the complicated relationships that exist between the living things on our planet. You must be academically minded, there is a lot of content to be understood and learned.

A successful A level biology student will need to be self-motivated, be able to work both independently and within a team. You must be willing to read around your subject as some of the most exciting developments in biology have taken place over the last two decades.

Where could this course take you?

GCE Biology is used in many different areas. This course could lead to careers in areas such as Medicine, Nursing, Forensics, Veterinary Science, Environmental Science, Dentistry, Pathology, Biochemistry, and Physiotherapy or as an A-level to accompany other non-science subjects. Due to the demands of the course it is respected by Universities as a preferred subject for both science and non-science based courses at University or College.

What our students say

“Looking at the different processes of the human body and plants is very interesting and opens your eyes to a world that has a lot more going on in it than you imagined.” Year 12 Student


Contact Mrs Tweddle directly for more information on this course.

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