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A-Level

Biology

Biology is described as the ‘science of life’ and biologists work in many different and diverse fields, including cell biology, medicine, food production and ecology.

Exam Board

OCR A

Entry Requirements

GCSE grades 6-6 in combined science or a grade 6 in biology (if studied as a separate science) and a GCSE grade 6 in maths.

Assessment

  • 100% Exams
An introduction to Biology Presentation About this course

What is biology?

Biology is described as the ‘science of life’ and biologists work in many different and diverse fields, including cell biology, medicine, food production and ecology.

 

What will I study?

The biology course is divided into six modules covering topics including cell biology, biochemistry, DNA structure, function and cell division, gas exchange in animals and transport in plants and animals, disease and the immune response.

You will also study biodiversity and classification of plants and animals and look at the biochemistry of photosynthesis and respiration and research into genetic inheritance, control of gene expression, gene technology, cloning and biotechnology, and ecology.

 

Trips, visits and enrichments:

  • Teacher-led preparation for BMAT
  • Ecological study of Mary Stevens Park
  • Optional residential field-course, usually to Dale Fort, Pembrokeshire

 

What can it lead to?

A level biology is be a key component in higher education applications for medicine, veterinary science, healthcare science, dentistry, nursing, horticulture, teaching, fisheries and conservation work.

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