A level Biology explores key biological systems, examining the molecules that make up all living things, the component cells and the reactions between them. It enables you to compare the difference between animal and plant systems and investigate the fundamental properties necessary for life.
In your second year, you will explore biological systems in further detail, learning how different parts of the body interact. The study of different populations, ecology and communication will deepen your understanding of the subject.More about STEM
Entry RequirementsFive GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English. You will also need a grade 9-5 in GCSE Biology, Combined Science and Maths.
Careers/ProgressionStudying biology at A level prepares you for scientific study at university. From careers in biological research and development to botany, forensics and biochemistry, A level Biology gives you the grounding from which you can specialise in a number of scientific fields.
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