Biology A-Level will give you the skills to make connections and associations with all living things around you. Biology literally means the study of life and if that’s not important, what is? Being such a broad topic, you’re bound to find a specific area of interest, plus it opens the door to a fantastic range of interesting careers.
Possible Degree Options
According to bestcourse4me.com, the top seven degree courses taken by students who have an A-Level in Biology are:
- Sport and exercise science
- Physiology and Pathology Pharmacology
- Toxicology and Pharmacy Chemistry
- Biological molecules
- Organisms exchange substances with their environment
- Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
- Energy transfers in and between organisms (A-level only) Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments (A-level only)
- Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems (A-level only)
- The control of gene expression (A-level only)
Foundations in Biology
- Cell structure; Biological molecules; Nucleotides and nucleic acids; Enzymes; Biological membranes; Cell division, cell diversity and cellular organisation
Exchange and transport
- Exchange surfaces, Transport in animals, Transport in plants
Biodiversity, evolution and disease
- Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system Biodiversity Classification and evolution
Biology like all sciences, is a practical subject. Throughout the course you will carry out practical activities including:
- Drawing cells and tissue
- Investigating enzymes
- Measuring the rate of photosynthesis
- Heart dissections
- Any many more….
This is now a requirement and forms part of the Practical Endorsement that is a requirement of A-Level Biology.
5 GCSEs grade 9-5, including a grade 6 in Biology/double science.
Studying A-Level Biology at university gives you all sorts of exciting career options, including:
- Clinical molecular geneticist
- Nature conservation officer
- Research scientist
- Secondary school teacher
- Marine biologist