A Level Biology

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title GCE A Level Biology B
Code BIOL1
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Biology is central to many contemporary scientific issues including the environment, genetic engineering, stem cell research, bio-fuels and sustainability of the human food chain.

During the course you will study all aspects of the science of life and living things.

If you have a keen interest in science, are prepared to work hard and would like to find out more about Biology then this is the course for you.


You will study a range of areas, including:

  • Biological Molecules  
  • Cells
  • Cell Division
  • DNA
  • The Environment 

The work involves a mixture of class teaching, research, group work and practical lab work which may be assessed as part of your external exams.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is 100% Exam.

Entry requirements

In addition to the minimum A Level requirements - 4 GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English Language at Grade 4 - you will need a Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics and a Grade 6 or above in Biology or Combined Science. If you are not studying Maths or Chemistry you will need to study Core Maths.

Your next steps...

Note that in order to be able to study Biology at university, you will need to have studied Chemistry at A Level as well.

Potential Careers

  • Midwife
  • Medicine
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Biotechnologist