Universities value learners who have a thorough understanding of key concepts in biology. They also value an in-depth knowledge of biology’s important themes and strong practical skills.
The A Level in biology contains elements of biochemistry, physiology and ecology. Assignments will be set through a combination of coursework. This may include practical exams and fieldwork. You will need to show your ability to understand practical experiments.
A Level Biology is usually studied with other science-based subjects and can lead to the following degree course: Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Dentistry, Dietetics, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Geology, Medical Science, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Sports Science, and Veterinary Science. It is a particularly good choice for people who want to pursue a career in health and clinical professions.
Students who have completed this A Level have gone on to study at respected UK universities. These include: University of Manchester, Newcastle University and University of Glasgow.
This subject is also available as part of our Elite Medics programme, if you are a gifted student aiming for medical school. Find out more.
Contact us now, and our experienced members of staff will be happy to talk you through your options and find the best A Level options for you.
GCSEs are taken as a course of study before taking A levels or a Foundation pathway. Our GCSE Pathway programme offers students from the age of 14 years an early opportunity to establish the language, learning and cultural skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education.
A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice. Students typically study three or four subjects with exams at the end of two years.
A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 70 universities in the UK.