Biology is a great choice of subject for students who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy or optometry. The course content also allows progression into degrees or apprenticeships in medical research, zoology, microbiology, biochemistry or genetics, as well as a wide range of science careers.
An A Level in Biology is also a great choice for anyone with an interest in the subject who wishes to study it alongside a set of complementary or contrasting subjects. Examples might include Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Psychology, Physical Education or Religious Studies.
A Level Biology comprises eight theoretical units covering a range of topics that are supported by twelve required practical activities. The course content is vast in scope: from the small molecules that make up living organisms to the activities that take place
inside a cell, the organ systems that support life and the way that organisms interact with their environment. The course aims to supply students with knowledge of the core concepts and theories that underpin biological phenomena, which can then be applied to a variety of different situations.