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Biology A Level

You will enjoy this subject if you have an enquiring mind and like to find out how things work. You will learn about living organisms and how they function and interact with one another. You will discuss and research issues in the news with a focus on genetics and biotechnology, plan experiments, collect data, analyse experimental results and make conclusions. You will learn how scientific models are developed, the applications and implications of science, benefits and risks and how society uses science to make decisions. There are plenty of experiments to support theory work.

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

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above however you will need a Grade B/6 in Maths, English and Double Science, or a Grade B/6 in your chosen Single Science subject.

Delivery and Assessment

This course is assessed by examination and consists of some practical tasks and some written papers.


Biology can lead to a wide range of courses and careers, including an undergraduate degree in life sciences, medicine, environmental science, forensic science or employment in areas of biological testing, biotechnology, independent research and the food industry.

Career Opportunities

  • Biologist Higher education lecturer Microbiologist Nature conservation officer Pharmacologist Physician associate Research scientist (life sciences) Research scientist (medical) Secondary school teacher Soil scientist Acupuncturist Dentist General practice doctor Health promotion specialist Science writer Sustainability consultant