We were all a single cell once and that cell had to gain energy, grow and divide; we share this with all other organisms. The study of Biology is relevant to our lives today and in the future. We are in a world which needs people with the skills that you acquire when you train as a biologist.
A good grounding in Biology is essential – preferably a grade 6 or 7 at GCSE. You will need to be competent in Mathematics and Chemistry. You need to have a good level of English, both written and spoken.
AS Level (Year 12)
1. Biological molecules
3. Organisms exchange substances with their environment
4. Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms.
A-level (Year 13)
5. Energy transfers in and between organisms
6. Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
7. Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
8. The control of gene expression.
Where does it lead?
Past students have gone on to study many different degree courses. These include Pharmacy, Medicine, Biomedical Science, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Law, Psychology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Accounting and Finance.