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Biology AS/A-Level at Greig City Academy

Course description

If you plan to follow a health related or sports based degree course at university, Biology is very helpful. If you plan to take PE and/or Psychology at A or AS-level, or Health and Social Care, Biology is a complementary subject which reinforces many of the concepts you will learn. Students tend to choose this option if they are not taking Chemistry at AS or A-level. Biology is an interesting option for any arts based combination of subjects to maintain breadth and diversity in your studies.


Course content

If you plan to follow a science or medically related degree course at university, Biology is very desirable and a considerable advantage. If you plan to take Chemistry at A or AS-level, Biology is a complementary subject which will help to reinforce many similar skills. This established and popular course adopts a traditional approach to Biology. Students tend to opt for this course along with OCR Chemistry.

Entry requirements

We welcome all students, whatever their background or career aspirations. All we ask is that they should have already gained a grade C pass in GCSE Biology or CC in Dual Award Science and have met the Academy’s entry requirements.

Future opportunities

It is expected that many of our students will go on to study biology related courses at university. The following courses are typical of the variety of biology related courses pursued by our Biology students:

  • Medicine
  • Biological Sciences
  • Sports Science/Health
  • Pharmacy
  • Forensic Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Natural Science
  • Veterinary Science
  • Geology
  • Genetics
  • Dentistry
  • Microbiology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Environmental
  • Optometry
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Podiatry
  • Audiology
  • Teaching
  • Psychology


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 December 2016
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Key information

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