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A Level Course

Biology

What is Biology?

Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, identification and taxonomy. It is an exciting and rapidly advancing science. Biologists are making an increasing contribution to ensuring the world becomes a healthier and safer place. Studying Biology will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop skills that will transfer to a wide range of courses and jobs after college. If you want to work at the cutting edge of Science, Biology could be for you.

What Will You Study?

During your first year you will study a range of topics including; Biological molecules, cells, organisms exchange subjects with their environment and genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms.

In the second year you will cover energy transfers in and between organisms, how organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments, Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems and the control of gene expression.

What Next?

Studying Biology will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop skills that will transfer to a wide range of careers. At university, you can go on to study science related degree courses such as Biochemistry, Conservation, Dentistry, Ecology, Marine Biology, Medicine, Neuroscience, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Sports Science, Veterinary Science, and many more! The career opportunities are not limited to these, as many of our students have left Newman and progressed to degrees in Accounting, Art, Business, Drama, English, Languages, Law and Textiles.

Exam Board

AQA

Entry Requirements

At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 5 in two Sciences and a 5 in English Language and Maths.

Course Type

A Level

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Chemistry, Maths, Psychology and Physics.

Did you know?

The femur that supports the weight of our body during walking is more powerful when compared to a solid block of concrete of the same weight.

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