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Biology A2 level at North Liverpool Academy

Course description

If you have ever asked the question ‘How?’ living things work. Biology deals with the fundamentals of life, how both animals and plants are made and how they interact with each other to make up our environment.

Biology is considered the complimentary science as it combines well with many other subjects including chemistry and geography.

Course content

AS level

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

A2 level

  • Energy transfers in and between organisms
  • Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • The control of gene expression

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade BB or above in GCSE Core and Additional Science (Triple science would be an advantage). Alongside a keen interest in Biology and the living world around you.


AS Level Biology has 2 examinations that will take place in May/June. Six Practical assessment tasks will be carried out throughout the year and will be assessed within the 2 examinations.

A2 Level Biology has three examinations that will take place in May/ June at the end of year 13. Twelve practical assessments will be carried out throughout AS and A2.

A separate endorsement of practical skills will be taken alongside the A-level. This will be assessed by teachers and will be based on direct observation of students’ competency in a range of skills that are not assessable in written exams.

Future opportunities

Biology links well with most advanced subjects and opens the doors to many university courses and a wide range of careers including: medicine, nursing, veterinary science, physiotherapy, speech therapy, pharmacy, sports, paramedics and teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Liverpool Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years