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Biology A level at Woodhouse College

Course description

If you are a talented biologist who wishes to study the subject to a far greater level of complexity and wish to pursue the sciences at higher education, then A level Biology may be the subject for you. We recommend studying this course with maths or another science alongside. The course combines a diverse mix of teaching, demonstrations and group and one-to-one tutorial session.

Course content

The course will equip you with a deep understanding of complex scientific phenomena as well as exploring the implications of such knowledge on our global community. In particular you’ll develop skills in the practical use of data, research, reasoning, analysis, evaluation, team-work, numerical problem-solving and writing, which will combine to help you establish hypotheses, use evidence and logic, collaborate, research and scrutinise ideas and findings as well as communicate them through well-referenced essays, reports and in examination.

Entry requirements

AB in double science (core and additional) or ABB in AQA triple or at least AB in two single sciences including biology. B in GCSE maths required.

Taking another science or maths in combination with this course is recommended.

GCSE applied science and BTEC science are not suitable foundations for this course.


Awarding Body - AQA

Future opportunities

With A Level Biology, you can go on to study a range of related university courses including: audiology, biological sciences, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, dentistry, environmental sciences, evolutionary biology, forensics, healthcare, medicine, medical science, microbiology, neuroscience, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, pharmacology, physiotherapy, podiatry, psychology, radiotherapy, sports science, teaching, veterinary science and zoology. Many students have gone on to careers in medicine, care work, biomedical science, the emergency and uniformed services, healthcare, laboratories and medical administration.

Further information

The course includes visits to places of scientific interest (some students are currently preparing for a trip to Iceland) and opportunities to meet employed biologists, hear guest lecturers and participate in a Biology Olympiad. Our site-specific biology laboratories are generously equipped and meticulously maintained by our technical staff providing you with a state of the art learning environment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woodhouse College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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