Firstly, students enjoy A Level Biology as it gives a wide range of learning experiences. These include practical work and dissections as well as practice exam questions. You will take part in lots of interactive activities designed to support your understanding of the theoretical concepts.
The course covers a wide variety of fundamental biological principles. It also covers how this knowledge is used in the 21st century, for example in stem cell research. A Level Biology will lead to a range of purely biological sciences at university. However, it is essential for a career in clinical professions such as medicine and veterinary science. A Level Biology is also a big advantage for other areas of study such as forensics.
A Level Biology Resources
4 fully equipped laboratories including for example;
- Equipment for class practical work
- Equipment for individual research investigations
- Interactive whiteboards
- Data logging equipment for real-time data capture
- Quality light microscopes for experimental work
- Centrifuges for organelle separation
- Electrophoresis equipment for nucleic acid analysis
- Computer workstations, all students also have access to a computer suite
- Biological models
Where does A Level Biology lead?
There are many careers for which A Level Biology is either essential or very useful. These include – zoology, medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, forensics, criminology, and veterinary science. Other careers include pharmacy, pharmacology, biochemistry, sports therapy, psychology, speech therapy, forestry, biotechnology, food science, microbiology, radiography, teaching, business, science writing or art.
Course Entry Requirements
Grade 5 in GCSE Biology or 55 in Combined Science plus grade 5 in GCSE Maths and grade 4 in English Language.
Daniel Ventre – MBiol Biosciences Integrated Masters, Durham University
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