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A Level Biology

Biology is the study of living organisms, where they live, how they function and behave.

Future careers include medicine, nursing, ecology, environmental health and veterinary science.

“I have enjoyed studying human biology as it was interesting to understand how our bodies work and what happens when they go wrong”

A Level Biology – AQA

What is Biology?

Biology is the study of living things: where they live, how they function, how they behave, so it is of interest to most people. As a science subject students will develop skills of forming hypotheses, predicting outcomes and solving problems from a scientific perspective.

Why study it?

Biology is an ideal subject to combine with other sciences or to enhance other areas of the curriculum and it is strongly recommended for students wishing to pursue careers in Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Sciences.

Course Structure and Your Future

Year 12 & 13

Biological molecules, Cells, Organisms exchange substances with their environment, Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms, Energy transfers in and between organisms, Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments, Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems and The control of gene expression

What next?

Studying A Level Biology can be extremely valuable if you wish to pursue a career in the following:

Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Health care professions or Teaching