A Level Biology is an essential qualification for students aiming for a career in the medical science fields; this traditional A Level is a highly sought after qualification, and is well respected by STEM related employers and university courses. For those aiming to study science further at university, you should take at least one other Science A Level, or an A Level in Maths alongside your Biology qualification. Topics you will study include:

- Cells and cell transport

- Biological molecules

- Cardiorespiratory system and immunity

- Genetics and genetic variation

- Respiration and photosynthesis

- The nervous system

- Epigenetics and gene expression


Grade 6 in GCSE Maths and grades 6/5 in GCSE Combined Sciences.  If studying GCSE single Sciences, then a grade 6 in GCSE Biology plus at least a grade 5 in another single Science subject.

You will build on the knowledge gained during your Biology GCSE, building on your practical and problem solving skills using our professional level laboratory equipment. In the first year you will explore the basis of mammalian biology, and how organisms interact with their environment. In year two, you will study genetic inheritance, epigenetics and different body systems.

A Level Biology can lead to an exciting range of careers! It is essential to many STEM related degrees such as Medicine and Veterinary Science. Students who study Biology at A Level typically choose to take the subject further at university, and have progressed to courses such as Medicine, Biomedical Science and Physiotherapy.

Good to Know

If you’re hoping to progress onto a career in Medicine or Veterinary Science, it is advisable that you study A Level Chemistry alongside A Level Biology.