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Biology A Level at Baines High School

Course description

Biology is one of the most popular A Level subjects in the country, attracting students studying a wide range of other subjects. Many of these students enjoy the subject so much they eventually choose a biologically related degree course. Others go on to careers in law, computing, accounting or teaching. So, whatever field you will eventually work in, you will find biology a very rewarding and challenging course.

Course content

Year 12 Biology involves the study of 4 topic areas:

  • Biological molecules- e.g. DNA carbohydrates, proteins and lipids
  • Cells- the detailed structure of different types of cells
  • Exchange- how organisms exchange substances with their surroundings
  • Genetic information- the function of DNA and genetic diversity.


Practical work is an integral part of the course and understanding of this will be examined as part of the two 90 minute written examinations at the end of the year.

Future opportunities

Biology is a highly rated scientific qualification and allows access to a wide range of degrees and higher qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Baines High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years