Biology A level at Midhurst-Rother College
- Biological molecules
- Organisms exchange substances with their environment
- Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
- 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
Students are required to achieve a GCSE qualification graded 9-6 in GCSE Triple Science (or Core Science + Additional Science). As well as the standard College A Level entry requirement.
How is the course taught and assessed?
The new AQA specification has been tailored to follow on from the GCSE course and it builds on the foundations laid down in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. The course looks in much greater detail at concepts learnt at GCSE, as well as introducing new ideas such as DNA technology and gene expression.
The course includes a series of compulsory practicals as well as additional experiments and field work to develop the content of the specification. All the exam papers include testing of knowledge of the practicals techniques carried out in class.
Students are also encouraged to read around the subject to see the implications and applications of the various topics covered.
Career routes and popular combinations
Students who take Biology often also study from a wide range of subjects, including Geography, Psychology, Sociology, PE, Chemistry, Physics, Philosophy, Health & Social Care, and Mathematics.
Biology is a great choice of subject for people who are considering a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physiotherapy, pharmacy, optometry, nursing, zoology, marine biology or forensic science. It is also a facilitating subject because of the transferable skills developed during the course, and opens doors for a wide range of degrees.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Midhurst-Rother College directly.