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Biology AS and A level at Brentside High School

Course description

A level biology is a new specification with a broad range of topics chosen to allow progression to a wider range of biological courses at higher education: biochemistry and molecular biology, animal and plant physiology, genetics, and microbiology. The specification combines more traditional elements, such as the kidney, with more modern biological ideas such as epigenetics.  

Entry requirements

Grade A in GCSE additional science or grade B in GCSE biology, plus grade B in GCSE mathematics and grade B in GCSE English language


AS level is assessed by two examinations.  


A level is assessed by three examinations. The third examination includes questions on work done in practical experiments.


Examination board: Edexcel 

Future opportunities

An A level in biology will enable you to follow a range of courses at university, such as biological sciences, biochemistry, ecology, pharmacy and medicine.  

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 August 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September