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Biology AS & A Level at Beauchamps High School

Course description

A Level Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from Molecular Biology to the study of Ecosystems from Microorganisms to Mammoths. A Level Biology puts you in an extremely good position when you are applying to universities and/or jobs.

Biology is never far from the headlines either, with the mapping of the human genome, studies to find cures and treatments for diseases and genetic modification of crops.

Throughout the two year course, you will study fundamental biological concepts including cells and genetics. In addition to learning about biological principles, success on the course will rely heavily on the ability to carry out and evaluate biological practical assignments.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Biology or 2A/A* in GCSE Double Science and Grade B in GCSE Mathematics.


The assessment of A Level Biology is now based solely on exam performance. 100% of the overall A Level grade comes from external examinations which will take place at the end of a two year course of study.

Financial information

It is compulsory to attend a fieldwork trip which will incur a cost.

Future opportunities

Having A Level Biology can open up a world of opportunities in both university choices and career options. If you are considering applying to university to study Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Animal Science, Marine Biology, Life Sciences, Medicine, Environmental Science, Forensic Science or any other subject related to the natural world, then A Level Biology is essential, with many other courses preferring Biology at either AS or A Level.

Possible career choices that require A Level Biology include: Biological Testing, Biotechnology, Independent Research, Food Industry Jobs, Nutrition, Medicine, Doctor, Nurse, Veterinarian, Zoologist, Zookeeper, Animal Care, Veterinary Nurse, Scientist, amongst a huge range of others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beauchamps High School directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016

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