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Biology A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Northampton High School

Course description

Biology considers current issues such as genetic engineering, cloning and environmental catastrophes. Study of the human body, other living things and the environment are key elements of the syllabus. Studying Biology helps students to debate with informed opinions and may help shape the future of mankind.

A Level Biology considers a detailed study of the cell and its organelles. We learn about the chemicals of life, including enzymes and DNA and their roles in living things. How organisms feed and exchange substances with their environment is a common theme along with diseases, diversity and how energy is utilized within living things and ecosystems.

Entry requirements

You are welcome to study A Level Biology whether you have taken Science and Additional Science or Biology, Chemistry and Physics at GCSE. A minimum of grade A in Science and Additional Science or a grade A in Separate Science Biology are usually required.


100% examination.
The new specifications will no longer have practical examinations or practical assessment. However, there are 12 prescribed practical experiments that all candidates must complete. We have small classes, well-resourced laboratories and excellent technical support so we are confident that this requirement will be successful at the High School.

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Future opportunities

A qualification in Biology is useful for a wide variety of interesting careers and is crucial for any medical, veterinary science or dentistry degree. The skills developed are transferable to many other fields.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 June 2015
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