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Biology A Level at Upton Hall F C J

Course description

If you are inquisitive about the natural world, you will love Biology! You will particularly enjoy this course if you are interested in all aspects of living organisms, how they work and how they interact with their environment. By studying Biology you will develop a logical approach to problem solving combined with practical applications in experiments and learn about the way scientists work and their contributions to modern society. Students will also undertake fieldwork which supports the Ecology section of the course.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for studying A Level Biology is a grade B in GCSE Biology or grade A in GCSE Additional Science. There is an element of mathematics involved in A Level Biology so a good grade in Mathematics at GCSE is recommended.



1. Biological molecules
2. Cells
3. Organisms exchange substances with their environment
4. Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms


1. Energy transfers in and between organisms
2. Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
3. Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
4. The control of gene expression

Future opportunities

Students have the opportunity to participate in The Biology Olympiad competition, visit the Biological Science department of Manchester University and the University of Liverpool Christmas Science lectures. In addition, guest speakers are invited to school to deliver talks on relevant biological issues. The top universities and employers are looking for a science A Level as an indication of analytical skills. A considerable number of students pursue higher education courses in medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, marine biology, biotechnology, pathology, toxicology, pharmacology, physiotherapy, environmental science and forensics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Upton Hall F C J directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years


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      From the M53 Northbound: Leave M53 at Junction 2. Continue straight on at the roundabout onto the Upton by-pass (A5027). At the next roundabout turn left onto Old Greasby Road. Take the second turning on the left into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From West Kirby: Head towards Black Horse Hill. Follow Black Horse Hill down and bear left onto Saughall Massie Road. Follow signs up to Upton Village. From Old Greasby Road take the second turning on the left into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From Birkenhead: Head towards Upton Village. The school is located just beyond the traffic lights in the middle of Upton Village. Take Old Greasby Road and then first right into Saughall Massie Lane.

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