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Biology AS/A2 Level at Alderbrook School

Course description

Biology is concerned with understanding the wonders of life, from exploring the complex and diverse relationships within ecosystems to how chemicals create and maintain cells. Investigating life has led to a vast array of discoveries, deepening our insights and leading to opportunities to explore and potentially solve many problems facing our biosphere and humanity.

Course content

Biology covers variety of life, populations and environment, disease, control in cells and organisms (including studying various organ systems such as respiratory, circulatory and nervous), genetics, homeostasis and energy transfer (including a detailed understanding of respiration and photosynthesis).

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B in GCSE Additional Science or Biology.



Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer Biology include:

Biology, human biology, biochemistry, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, pharmacology, nursing and midwifery, dietetics, molecular biology, genetics, environmental science, sports science, agricultural science and anthropology.



Possible careers:

Directly related: Physiologist, cytogeneticist, marine biologist, microbiologist, systems biologist, medical scientist, phlebotomist, environmental health officer, biotechnologist, radiologist, immunologist, biometric consultant and toxicologist.

Further afield: Journalism, pharmaceutical sales, law, computing, accountancy, civil service andanalytical research.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years