A level Biology is designed to develop an understanding of various key biological systems. These systems include the components of cells, the molecules which make up living organisms and the reactions between them. As well as human biology, this A level also compares the systems found in plants and animals which are necessary for life.
During the first year of your A level, you will become familiar with key biological systems, deepening your understanding of the functions and reactions that make up the systems of various living organisms.
In your second year of study, a more integrated approach to considering biological systems is needed, as you learn about how different parts of the body and various populations interact in the topics of communication and ecology.
This A level is assessed by examination at the end of the second year. You will also work on an ongoing practical portfolio consisting of required experiments, which will be reported separately in the results.
A level Biology stands students in good stead when applying for biology-related university courses. We have excellent progression rates to university with students gaining places on biology, neuroscience, food and nutrition, and medical courses.