Biology GCE A Level Level 3 at The Manchester College
Everywhere you look, biology is all around you. And there has never been a better, more exciting and exhilarating time to study the subject, with so many new discoveries and developments being made every day! If you want
to have an impact on the lives of those around you – looking at everything from genetic testing to conservation efforts – this A-Level in Biology is a great place to start.
You’ll begin by looking at how all living organisms have similarities in their cellular structure, biochemistry and function, and learn how understanding these is essential to the study of biology. Moving on to animals and plants in further detail, you’ll focus on how they have evolved to survive using the resources around them, before exploring how the biodiversity of our planet can be conserved.
Throughout AS and A-Level, you’ll be developing a number of practical skills in biology, as you learn to apply your knowledge solving a range of problems. You’ll get the chance to join field trips and take part in investigative studies, keeping a laboratory record book just as fully qualified biologists would!
You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above for this A-Level Biology course, and these should include English Language, Maths at grade B or above, and either Double Science or Biology at grade B or above. Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSES in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements
In your AS-Level year, you’ll take two exams each making up 50% of your mark. At A2-Level, assessment will be split between three exams in biological processes, biological diversity and unified biology. You’ll gain practical endorsement on your certificate as well.
All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.
After completing an A-Level qualification in Biology, the logical next step is to progress onto a university-level degree, and you’ll have a huge range of options open to you. You could study Biochemistry or Animal Sciences, Geology or Zoology, Medicine or Speech Therapy. You could also apply for a Higher Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing, Horticulture or Environmental Conservation. Needless to say, whichever path you follow will lead you to a number of career opportunities related to biology, from healthcare professionals and research scientists, to marine biologists and zookeepers! Link to Careers
How to apply
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