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Biology A Level

Biology is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physiotherapy, pharmacy, optometry, medical research, nursing, zoology, microbiology or genetics, as well as a wide range of science careers.

Biology is the study of living things. The scope of this course is immense ranging from the biochemical structure of molecules through human anatomy, the advance of DNA and genetics in medicine, to the conservation of endangered species.

+ Course details and future career paths

Topics Studied Year 1

  • Cell structure
  • Biological molecules
  • DNA
  • Enzymes
  • Biological membranes
  • Cell division, cell diversity and cellular organisation
  • Exchange surfaces
  • Transport in animals and plants
  • Diseases and the immune system
  • Biodiversity
  • Classification and evolution
  • Communication and homeostasis

Topics Studied - Year 2

  • Hormones
  • Plant and animal responses
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Cellular control
  • Patterns of inheritance
  • Manipulating genomes
  • Cloning and biotechnology
  • Ecosystems
  • Populations and sustainability
  • Nervous System
  • Excretion

+ Progression

Having A-level Biology can open up a world of opportunities in both university choices and career options. If you are considering applying to university to study biology, zoology, ecology, animal science, marine biology, life sciences, medicine, environmental science, forensic science or any other subject related to the natural world, then A-level Biology is essential, with many other courses preferring Biology at either AS or A-level.

Possible career choices that require A-level Biology include: biological testing, biotechnology, independent research, food industry jobs, nutrition, medicine, doctor, nurse, veterinarian, zoologist, zookeeper, animal care, veterinary nurse, scientist, amongst a huge range of others. In fact, having an A-level in Biology will put you in great stead for a huge range of careers, as it is a great qualification to have.


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