Biology A Level

Level A-level


What will I study?

A full range of fascinating topics, from the details of cell structure to entire eco-systems. You will study animals, plants and micro-organisms; the workings of their cells, evolution and adaptations, and the application of biotechnology to benefit humans. You will discuss the challenges of maintaining bio-diversity and sustainable environmental management. It’s a really good range of topics so that everyone will find areas that interest them! It is also very contextualised to relate it to how the world works around you. Students keep a lab book to evidence their skills.

Is this course right for me?

You will enjoy this subject if you: have a real enthusiasm for biology and want to understand the complexity of living organisms and systems; want to understand how society makes decisions about biological issues; enjoy using your practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills and want to develop your skills further. Students will succeed most if they are self-motivated independent learners. Flipped learning is used for all topics, lessons are interactive and build upon independent study. Good with Chemistry, Maths, Psychology, Sport, Environmental Science.

Where next?

The range of courses and work opportunities involving biology is vast and includes: veterinary science, medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, sport science, psychology, pharmacy, bio-technology, zoology, marine biology, plant and animal science, cosmetics, forestry, agriculture, environmental science and many more. The scientific skills developed through biology are widely valued and transferrable.

Minimum entry requirements

C/4 in English Language GCSE and C/4 in Maths GCSEs and two B/6 grades in two Sciences GCSEs inc. Biology or Additional Science (not Applied Science). Please make sure that you have also looked at and understand the overall entry requirements to study at BHASVIC. These are available here and outline the GCSE grades you need to take up one of the Programmes of Study at the college.