A Level Biology

Studying Biology at Bellerbys College 

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.

What will I study?

  • Cells as the units of life
  • Biochemical processes
  • DNA and cells
  • Natural selection
  • Organisms in their environment
  • Observation and experiment

Where will this subject take me?

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 College London, Imperial College London, University of Manchester and University of Central Lancashire.

This subject is also available as part of our Elite Medics programme, if you are a gifted student aiming for medical school.

How do I 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.

A Level key facts

Minimum age: 15.5+
Course length: 3, 5 or 6 terms
(3-term available in Brighton only)
Start dates: September – all centres
January – Brighton only
April – Brighton only
See term dates
The April 2021 A Level start date has been suspended. Our next intake will be September 2021.
Average class size: 8 students
Locations:  Brighton or London (subjects vary by location)
English language entry requirements: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
(IELTS 6.0 for 3-term A Level; April start and A2 Level) or equivalent
Academic entry requirements:  4 GCSE passes at grade C or above in relevant subjects, or equivalent evidence of a good secondary or high school education
Tuition fees per term: £9,020 (for a complete list of prices, please visit our fees page)

Not all A Level subject combinations are available for all start dates and subjects offered will vary by location.

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

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.

Foundation

Bellerbys London Star Student Mark Lee

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.

International Year One

Students looking for books in the library

An International Year 1 course is a one-year course equal to the first year of an undergraduate degree. Taught in London, this course prepares you for the second year of a business-related degree at university.