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Biology A Level at Stockley Academy

Course description

With a Biology A-level, you can normally study further sciences at a university such as Forensic Biology, Human Biology, Physiotherapy, Animal Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology, Parasitology, Aquatic Bioscience, Genetics, Virology. The list of career opportunities is varied, including teaching and research, biological science and technology, medical and health services, genetic counselling, health education, biochemistry, environmental health, pharmaceutical/medical product sales and marine biology.

Course content

Learners will study a variety of topics including: Biological molecules, Cells, Organisms exchange substances with their environment, Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms, Energy transfers in and between organisms (A-level only), Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments (A-level only), Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems (A-level only, The control of gene expression (A-level only)

The course takes 1-2 years depending if you go on to complete the full A-level in Biology. A-level Biology builds on the concepts and skills developed in the GCSE and it is particularly suitable for students who have the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE Additional Science course or equivalent. Students who study A-level Biology may go on to a Biology-related degree course.

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and Maths at grade 6. You should have a minimum of grade B in both GCSE Science and Additional Science. If you have taken Triple Science, all three subjects must be at a grade B.


Students are expected to spend 5 hours independent study time. This will include set homework, reading to widen subject knowledge and exam practice.

All students will be entered for the AS at the end of year 12; students wishing to take the full A-Level must pass this. The level is 100% exam at the end of year 13 and includes all the AS content. Students studying the full A level will also receive the Practical Endorsement of their competency in carrying out twelve compulsory practical experiments.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 August 2017
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