Biology develops essential knowledge of the concepts of life together with an understanding of scientific methods. It also increases the awareness of advances in technology which can be used in society. 

Where can this course lead?

Students with an A Level in Biology typically go on to work in a diverse variety of fields. As well as expected careers such as Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Veterinary Science, Biology also allows for careers in the environment in areas such as Marine biology, genetics and conservation.

What do students think?

“Biology has helped me to understand life around me and build my knowledge to pursue a career in science.” 

“A great A-level to take and it opens up a wide range of future possibilities.” 

Who could be teaching me?

  • Dr Toczyski has a PhD in biochemistry and has been teaching for 10 years, she marks for AQA and is also a senior examiner for AQA.
  • Mrs Woods has been teaching for 10 years having previously worked in the food industry as a quality manager and microbiologist.
  • Miss Browne has a degree in Microbiology and Genetics and has been teaching for 8 years.

Student Destinations

  • Eve is studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bath
  • Kayleigh is studying Biotechnology at Edge Hill University
  • Charlotte has secured a place at University of Bristol next year, studying Psychology and Neuroscience

Entry Requirements

6-6 in trilogy science

or equivalent in seperate Science

Grade 6 in Maths

Grade 5 in English


Exam Board - Edexcel

Assessment - 100{6359e73990f04aa16fa28af782049e43ba3970eb71e7742b3151d58c2df49591} exam

When? 100{6359e73990f04aa16fa28af782049e43ba3970eb71e7742b3151d58c2df49591} Year 13

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