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AS/A2 Biology *Fees payable* at Lincoln Minster School

Course description

Why study Biology at AS/A level?

Studying biology gives you the opportunity to understand the living world. It lets you understand the processes that control living organisms and give you insights into the nature of life on earth. You will study fascinating topics, learning interesting facts. In addition biology is a rigorous scientific discipline and training in it will give you a real understanding of the nature of science; how we use scientific method to begin to understand the world around us. Lessons in biology will also give you an opportunity to discuss real world issues with ethical, moral and social dimensions based on a solid understanding of the science that underpins these topics. Rapid developments in biotechnology, ecology, medicine and applied genetics are changing the world we live in; as a citizen of the 21st century you will need to make informed choices. Studying biology will give you the information that you will need whether you chose to follow a carrier in science or not. It will help you to develop an independent approach to your studies and will help to develop communication and presentation skills. Biology is not an easy option but the hard work it requires is more than paid back in the pleasure it will bring you as you see the world around you in a different light.

Useful combinations

Biology is a fascinating topic in its own right but it is also a very helpful subject in combination with other subjects where it shares common strands. Biology compliments Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Psychology and Food technology.

Is biology for you?

This is a fascinating and rewarding subject to study. If you are interested in the living world around you, if you want to understand the science behind cutting edge scientific discoveries in medicine and the changing face of the ecology of the world you will enjoy biology at A level. For some people it will lead to a specific career in science but an understanding of biology will always be useful to you as a human being.

Future opportunities

What can it lead towards?

As well as providing an understanding of living systems biology opens many doors to a wide range of future career options. Medicine, Veterinary sciences, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy all need an understanding of biology. Students often go into other fields such as Ecology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Radiography, Food Sciences, Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Plant Studies, Zoology, Marine Biology; the list is very long and highlights how useful a qualification in biology can be.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 November 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years