We are biological organisms that survive in a living world. Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics ranging from genetics, molecular biology to the study of the ecosystems and from microorganisms to the origins of life itself. Our future, as a species rests on our understanding of health, disease and our sustainable interactions with our fragile environment and its biodiversity.
- Higher education lecturer
- Biological engineer
- Nature conservation officer
- Physician associate
- Research scientist (life sciences)
- Research scientist (medical)
- Secondary school/College teacher
- Soil scientist
- General practice doctor
- Health promotion specialist
- Science writer
- Sustainability consultant
As a year 12 biologist it is exciting to learn about what makes you tick. In the future I hope to pursue a career in biology and find classes really interesting as you get to learn in depth all about the world around you.- Prableen Minhas
If you require further information on any aspect of the course you should contact the following:
Biology Subject Lead
Teaching Units, Assessment Method and Weighting.
5 × 60 Minute lesson per week + independent study tasks
Practical skills are assess in the exams and in log books which gives students a ‘Practical Endorsement’ – this is a separate qualification in laboratory skills used in lessons
Unit 2 - Foundations in Biology
Unit 3 - Exchange and Transport
Unit 4 - Biodiversity, evolution and Disease
Unit 5 - Communication, Homeostasis and energy
Unit 6 - Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
Biological processes (100 marks) 2 hour 15 minutes written paper; constituting 37% of total A level, based on Modules 1,2,3 & 5
Biological diversity (100 marks) 2 hour 15 minutes written paper; constituting 37% of total A level, on modules 1,2,4 & 6.
Unified biology (70 marks) 1 hour 30 minutes written paper;
Constituting 26% of total A level, based on all modules.