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A Level Biology

A Level Biology

Biology is the most powerful technology ever created. DNA is software, protein are hardware, cells are factories. - Arvind Gupta

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Why should I study Biology?

Biology is the study of the science of living things and helps us to make sense of the world around us. If you are interested in all living things from single cells to human anatomy, to the way animals interact with the environment and each other, then biology is for you. Biology is a logical choice for anybody who wishes to pursue a career in a medical related profession.

What will I study?

You will study biological molecules, cells, human and other animal organ systems, genetics, evolution, respiration, photosynthesis, taxonomy, homeostasis and uses of medical science.

How is A Level Biology assessed?

Three, equally weighted, 2 hour exams at the end of Year 13.

What can I study with Biology?

Biology combines well with chemistry, physics and psychology. It is also a good combination with mathematics, particularly the statistics section of the mathematics course. However, due to its academic rigour, it is an excellent third subject alongside any level 3 qualification.

Where does a qualification in Biology lead?

There are many biology related degrees you can study beyond biology and biological sciences. You could specialise in the study of animals (zoology), of marine animals (marine biology and oceanography), of plants (botany), or into the microscopic world of biochemistry and biomedical.

Minimum subject requirements

Grade 6 in biology or 6-6 in combined science.

DACA Biology Alumni

Name: Paige

High School: DACA

Subjects: Biology, chemistry, maths and AS physics.

Now studying Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford.