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Biology A Level at New Mills School and Sixth Form

Course description

Biology is the science of life. Biologists study the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution and distribution of living organisms. There are generally considered to be at least nine "umbrella" fields of biology, each of which consists of multiple subfields. 

  • Biochemistry: the study of the material substances that make up living things 
  • Botany: the study of plants, including agriculture 
  • Cellular biology: the study of the basic cellular units of living things 
  • Ecology: the study of how organisms interact with their environment 
  • Evolutionary biology: the study of the origins and changes in the diversity of life over time 
  • Genetics: the study of heredity 
  • Molecular biology: the study of biological molecules 
  • Physiology: the study of the functions of organisms and their parts 
  • Zoology: the study of animals, including animal behaviour. 

Overall the course provides an excellent balance of intellectual challenge and the opportunity to develop problem solving and analytical skills as well as being though provoking and fun, ensuring that you will both gain personally from the course and enjoy the experience. 

Entry requirements

Typical offer: 5 GCSEs grades A*-B

Future opportunities

A-Level Biology provides a foundation for onward studies in medicine and other biomedical and biochemical fields. It is also key for those entering professions where a knowledge of biology is key, such as physiotherapy, nursing, environmental health, food production industries, agriculture, laboratory technician and public health and the water treatment industry, to mention but a few.

Previous students have gone on to pursue careers in medicine and nursing, the pharmaceutical industry, physiotherapy, radiology and sports science as well as a whole range of other careers.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New Mills School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017

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