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Biology A level at Sir Bernard Lovell School

Course description

The aim of the course is to develop an understanding of biological facts, concepts and principles, and an appreciation of their significance. It also aims to promote an appreciation of the importance of experimental and investigative work in the study of biology, as well as an interest in and enjoyment of the study of living organisms.

This course has been designed to take account of the needs of different groups of students, from those who will not be continuing their studies in biology beyond A Level to those who may be proceeding to Higher Education. Students may follow the course at A or AS Level.

Future opportunities

There are a wide and exciting range of biological and medical science based career options. In combination with other subjects, biology can open up a multitude of environmental, land based, psychological and scientific pathways.

The following is a list of job areas for which biology is essential or useful: doctor, dentist, vet, pharmacist, nurse, paramedic, geneticist, osteopath, chiropractor, physiotherapist, dental hygienist, forensic scientist, dietician, ecologist, medical secretary, sport scientist, environmental health officer, ambulance driver, tree surgeon and biology teacher.

The subject is widely accepted by Higher Education institutions, not only in straight science degree courses, but as part of a combined course. Of all the sciences, it is the one most appropriately combined with Arts courses, such as English Literature and Humanities subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Bernard Lovell School directly.

Last updated date: 07 May 2015

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