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Biology - A Level at Stoke Damerel Community College

Course description

Biology explores in detail the living world and how it functions and interacts. From the smallest subunits of cells and the chemistry of how every living thing exists, to the processes that formed life itself, and everything in between. Biology is a great opportunity for an enquiring mind to understand the processes and answer the burning questions biologists come across every day.

Course content

What will I study?

Topic 1 – Biological Molecules

Topic 2 – Cells, viruses and reproduction

Topic 3 – Classification

Topic 4 – Exchange and transport

Topic 5 – Energy for biological processes

Topic 6 – Microbiology

Topic 7 – Genetics

Topic 8 – Evolution

Topic 9 – Homeostasis and nerves

Topic 10 – Ecosystems

Entry requirements

For this pathway you will need to achieve Grades 5-9 in English and Mathematics
with three other subjects at Grades A*-C. You will need to achieve at least a Grade
B/6 in the subjects that you wish to study.


A Level biology will be assessed by two exams at the end of Year 12 for the standalone AS qualification and three exams at the end of Year 13 for the full A level qualification.

Future opportunities

This course is a fantastic facilitating subject for students wishing to have a well-recognised, challenging A Level subject that is respected by employers and top universities alike. With a 100% pass rate over the past three years and students achieving some of the College’s top A and A* qualifications, the course is a proven success. Students with an A Level in Biology can pursue careers in medicine, healthcare practices (such as dentistry, nursing and optometry), marine sciences, teaching, law and many more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Damerel Community College directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September