You will enjoy a wide range of learning experiences, including practical work and dissections, practice exam questions, and lots of interactive activities, designed to support your understanding of the theoretical concepts.

The course covers a wide variety of fundamental biological principles, and also covers how this knowledge is used in the 21st century, for example in stem cell research. As well as leading onto a range of purely biological sciences at university, it is essential for a career in clinical professions such as medicine and veterinary science, and a big advantage for other areas of study such as forensics.

Biology Resources:

4 fully equipped laboratories including:

  • 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 this course lead?

There are many careers for which Biology is either essential or very useful – zoology, medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, forensics, criminology, veterinary science, 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.

Biology Course Leaflet

Exam Board Course Specification

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What Our Students Say

Biology at Carmel is really enjoyable and I've developed a deeper interest in the subject since I started here. I would recommend studying this subject as it is extremely relevant to the world around us and can be a beneficial subject for a wide range of career choices.

Katy Paget