Biology is widely recognised by universities as a scientific subject requiring both intellectual and practical capabilities.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
Why Study Biology?
The A-level course follows the OCR linear biology programme. There are no practical exams but a focus on practical skills which are tested in the terminal papers. This gives us the opportunity to complete numerous practicals lessons that sharpening our pupils' skills and understanding.
The specification is divided into six modules, covering the following topics:
- Development of practical skills
- Exchange and transport
- Communications, homeostasis and energy
- Foundations in biology
- Biodiversity, evolution and disease
- Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
Biology is an excellent basis for a university degree in healthcare, such as medicine, veterinary science or dentistry, as well as the biological sciences, such as biochemistry, molecular biology or forensic science. It can also complement sports science, psychology and sociology. A-level biology can open up a range of career opportunities including research, environmental studies, forensics, sports science and science communication. The transferable skills you will learn, for example, problem solving, are also useful for many other degrees, such as law.