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Biology A level at Walton High

Course description

In choosing to study one or more of the sciences, you will be taking steps to further your understanding of the increasingly technological world in which we all live. There are many career paths such as medicine, forensics and engineering for which one or more A levels in science is essential. However, as a curriculum area the sciences are so broad that they can have an influence on jobs not normally associated with science in the strictest sense of the word. In selecting one or more of the sciences, it is vital that you have researched the requirements necessary for your chosen career path beyond A Level.

Course content

Development of Practical Skills

  • Module 1 Foundations in Biology
  • Module 2 Exchange and Transport
  • Module 3 Biodiversity, evolution and disease
  • Module 4 Communication, homeostasis, energy
  • Module 5 Genetics, evolution and ecosystems

Entry requirements

8 GCSEs (A*-C), including English and grade B in Maths. At least a Grade B in GCSE Sciences (Additional and Core) or a Distinction at Level 2 BTEC Science.


  • A Level Paper 1 assesses the content from Modules 1 ,2,3 and 5 (37%)
  • A Level Paper 2 assesses the content from Modules 1,2,4 and 6 (37%)
  • A Level Paper 3 assesses the content from Modules 1 to 6 (26%)

Future opportunities

Biology A level is a vital qualification for a career in, amongst others, medicine, forensics and genetics. It is also a strong supporting subject in many scientifically and non-scientifically oriented careers. As a result, it links well with any of the other science A levels, particularly chemistry and with maths, geography and ICT in virtually any combination you might choose.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years