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Biology at The King Edmund School

Course description

Biology is concerned with understanding the wonders of life, from exploring the complex and diverse relationships within ecosystems to how chemicals create and maintain cells.

Course content

The course will help nurture a passion for the subject and lay the foundations for further study. We are passionate about practical work and know that it is at the heart of good science and therefore you will have a wide range of practical activities to complete. The core content is divided into eight units covering: biological molecules, cells, organisms exchanging substances with their environment, genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms, energy transfers in and between organisms, organisms responding to changes in their internal and external environments, genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems and the control of gene expression.


Examinations take place at the end of the course and will total six hours. The examinations will test your knowledge, understanding and practical skills. There is no coursework or controlled assessment.

Future opportunities

A Level Biology combined with other A Level subjects will give you the freedom to continue with a wide range of studies or find employment in a variety of professions. If you have a particular passion for biology it will lay the foundations for further study (university) and careers in biological sciences (for example work in the pharmaceutical industry, clinical and health professions, conservation and forestry, and medicine).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King Edmund School directly.

Last updated date: 25 August 2016

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