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Biology A Level

In addition to helping you understand many fascinating aspects of life processes and living things, this course places considerable emphasis on practical experimentation and the interpretation of data.

It covers the main human body systems and compares them to a range of other organisms, frequently considering things from an evolutionary perspective. It also explores applied topics such as genetic engineering and the use of stem cells.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
A Levels
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Sutton Coldfield College
Next Start Date
Course Length
33 weeks

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, including GCSE Maths & GCSE English Language. +++Additional entry criteria+++ Grade 6/B in GCSE English Language & GCSE Maths, Grade 66/BB in either Dual Award Science or two Science Subjects including Biology.

Delivery and Assessment

This course is assessed by written examination and through a range of practical assessments (PAGs), in order to gain an A Level with Practical Endorsement.


Biology is a highly valued academic subject which can lead to a wide range of course and careers. Most student who study Biology progress on to further study at University, on a wide range of undergraduate degrees including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Clinical/Medical Science, and Bio-technology. However, other progression routes, such as into Apprenticeships and directly into Employment are possible.

Career Opportunities

  • Medical Careers including Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacology
  • and Nursing. Veterinary Science
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Zoologist (including Marine Zoology) Teaching (from Primary to Higher education)
  • Micro-biologist Nature conservation officer
  • Science writer
  • and many others. Research scientist (life sciences) Research scientist (medical) Secondary school teacher Soil scientist Acupuncturist Dentist General practice doctor Health promotion specialist Science writer Sustainability consultant