Sixth Form

Biology A LevelĀ 

Biology has expanded enormously in the last four decades, from the study of molecules and DNA to ecosystems and artificial intelligence. Biologists are trying to solve significant challenges including disease and antibiotic resistance, climate change, food production and genetic technologies.

This course is delivered through a wide range of teaching methods by an enthusiastic and dedicated team of biologists. Our practical work is regarded as exceeding expectations by the exam board. Class sizes are small and you will work in small groups or independently with all the necessary resources to develop your biological knowledge.

The topics covered during this course include biological molecules; cells; organisms and their environment; genetic information and variation; energy transfer; organisms responding to change; genetics, populations and ecosystems; and the control of gene expression. You will be assessed through three written papers at the end of the course based on these topics.

We set high expectations that allow our students to achieve their full potential in a friendly and supportive environment and we will challenge you every step of the way. There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved in a wide range of national competitions, field trips, science events and university visits as part of your studies.

Examination board: AQA

Where could the course take you?

Biology holds academic weight in university applications and it opens exciting opportunities in both science and non-science careers, due to the wide-ranging knowledge and transferable skills it provides. Many of our students go on to read Biology-based subjects at university such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. We will help guide you through the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) and BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) examinations to ensure that you have every opportunity to fulfil their your ambitions.