Biology


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GCE A Level

Costs:

Field Trips approximately £10

Specific requirements

  • Two B grades or above in Core and Additional Science or
  • B grade or above in Biology and B grade or above in one other science.
  • C (4) grade or above in English Language and C (4) Maths (higher tier)

Entry requirements on ‘SSFC Course Information, Advice & Guidance’ document also apply.

 

What will I study?

This is an exciting and exacting subject that is delivered in an innovative and dynamic way. As part of a well resourced and very successful department, students will be expertly guided and supported throughout the course. Transferable skills such as data analysis and practical design will be developed.

Students will study a broad range of biological topics over the two years and learn how to apply their knowledge to society and to novel situations, e.g. learning the fundamentals of genetics and using this information to genetically modify bacteria so that they glow in the dark!

Where does it lead?

A Level Biology is an excellent base for a university degree in healthcare, such as medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, veterinary, or dentistry, as well as the biological sciences, such as biochemistry, molecular biology or forensic science. Biology can also complement sports science, psychology, sociology and many more. 

A Level Biology can open up a range of career opportunities including: biological research, medical, environmental, forensics, sports and science communication. The transferable skills you will learn, such as problem solving, are also useful for many other areas, such as law. 

Higher/Continuing Education:  Typically 94% progress to Higher Education.