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What is A level biology?
To achieve an A level in biology you will be studying the principles and theories surrounding living systems.
Topics covered include:
- Health and genes
- The environment and plants
- Species survival
- The natural environment
By the conclusion of an A level biology course, you will have developed an understanding of:
- Natural selection
- Global warming
- Evolutionary theory
- Viruses and bacteria
You will also gain an insight into such issues as the way in which society makes decisions about various scientific issues and the contribution of science to a successful society and economy.
How do you know if A level biology is a good choice for you?
There are many reasons as to why you may choose to take an A level biology course. You may have a general interest in the subject, require a qualification to complement other courses you are taking or you may have a specific career path in mind.
Students who choose to take an A level biology course may have an interest in the following:
- Disease prevention
- Genetic engineering
- The function of cells
- Tracking natural resources
- Pollution and the natural environment
- Health and wellbeing
- Animal care
What does an A level biology course involve?
An A level biology course can provide you with the requisite foundational knowledge required in order to go on to study a specific subject at university. It can also provide you with transferable skills that can prove useful in various careers and aspects of life.
At the end of the course, you will have experience in:
- Analytical thinking
- Clear communication
- Report writing
- Practical exercises
The course will include both field-based and lab experiments, which will underpin the theoretical element of your studies. Your aim will be to develop knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of different subject areas and to show how these may relate to each other.
Written work and experimentation will help you to develop skills in scientific methods and to build your competence when it comes to scientific communication. This will be vital if you plan to go on to study a scientific subject at a further education establishment.
There will also be many opportunities to hone and practise your mathematical skills, as well as your problem-solving techniques.
There is a substantial knowledge-based element to A level biology, requiring the ability to assimilate and retain information and placing considerable emphasis on the need for thorough revision.
What background will you need to study A level biology?
In the majority of cases, if you wish to study an A level biology course, you will need GCSEs at grade 4 or above in:
- Biology or double science
You should also have some knowledge and understanding of chemical principles. If you are thinking about going on to study biology at university, you are likely to require a Chemistry A level, although this is not always the case.
You will also need strong mathematical skills in order to study biology at A level and an ability to understand and to use techniques such as graphs and tables to present data.
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