Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Biology
- A-level Biology is a stepping stone to future study, this specifications will support, inspire students, nurture a passion for Biology and lay the groundwork for further study in courses like biological sciences and medicine.
- Biology is fundamentally an experimental subject and provides numerous opportunities to use practical experiences to link theory to reality, and equip students with the essential practical skills they need.
In addition to the exams students are required to complete the practical endorsement. This will be assessed by teachers and will be based on direct observation of students’ competency in a range of skills that are not assessable in written exams.
Visits to local universities to complete the practical endorsement using the latest equipment and techniques is a key aspect of the A Level course.
- Qualification: Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Biology
- Exam Board: AQA
Course Teacher Profile
Mr G. Loveday
Mr Loveday is the Curriculum Team Lead for Biology in the Amethyst Sixth Form
To enrol for the A Level Biology course you must have the following…
- Biology/Science Grade 6 or Grade 44 in Combined Science Trilogy
- English Grade 5
- Maths Grade 6
- Must have GCSE
Careers and Next Steps
Biologists study organisms and the relationship they have with their environment.
Skills developed include;
- Analytical skills
Careers choices for pupils who have studied Biology at A Level:
- Clinical Technician