Biology is a subject that encompasses a multitude of skills and scientific concepts. It is ideal in combination with other scientifically based subjects such as Chemistry, Physics and Maths and it adds breadth to a range of other subjects like Geography and Psychology. Biology A Level is essential if you wish to study any biologically based subject at university. In order to study AS Level Biology, pupils need to achieve at least grade 7-7 in GCSE Science (Trilogy) or GCSE Biology at grade 7 and GCSE Chemistry at grade 6. A good grade in GCSE English and Mathematics usually indicates students who are likely to do well.
In Year 12 students study four modules. These build on the topics studied at GCSE. The lessons involve a number of teaching styles:
Many of our students go on to study biology related courses at university. An increasing number of students each year are successful in obtaining places on highly competitive courses at Oxford, Cambridge and Russell group universities. The following courses are typical of the variety of biology related courses taken up by our Biology students: Medicine, Biological Sciences, Sports Science/Health, Pharmacy, Forensic Science, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Science, Dentistry, Microbiology, Radiotherapy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Natural Science and Veterinary Science.
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