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A Level Course


What is Biology?

Biology is an exciting and rapidly advancing science. Biologists are making an increasing contribution to ensuring the world becomes a healthier and safer place. Do you want to work at the cutting edge of Science? Biology could be for you.

What Will You Study?

In the first year of this course you will study, Biological molecules, Cells, Organisms exchange substances with their environment, Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms..

What Next?

Studying Biology will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop skills that will transfer to a wide range of University courses. You can go on to a science or medically related degree course such as  Biochemistry, Dentistry, Marine Biology,  Medicine,  Neuroscience, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy,  Physiotherapy, Sports Science and Veterinary Science.

The career opportunities are not limited to these, as many of our students who have left Newman have progressed on to degrees in Accounting, Art, Business, Drama, English, Languages, Law and Textiles.

Exam Board


Entry Requirements

At least two Bs and three Cs at GCSE, including at least Grade B (6) in GCSE Maths and English and at least a Grade B in GCSE Core Science and GCSE Science (Additional) or at least a Grade B in GCSE Biology (Additional) and at least a grade B in one other science subject at GCSE.

Course Type

A Level


Exam: 100%


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