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Biology A level at Friesland School

Course description

Want to have a wide range of career opportunities in later life?

Interested in how living things actually work? Then study Biology!

Biology provides a sense of awe and wonder at the scale and impact of natural processes and phenomena.

Biology is the easiest of the three sciences. Not because there is less to learn but because it is relevant to every aspect of your life. An understanding of the principles of Biology allows students to appreciate not only how our bodies work and how diseases stop them working, but also the fragility of life on Earth. Once you grasp the full significance of Biology, be prepared to look at the world in a new light because some day a Biologist may change it beyond recognition. Even the world of business is turning to Biology. Apparently, the behaviour of Ant colonies gives a detailed insight into the activities of large global companies.

High finance uses Evolutionary models to predict the movement of share prices.

Biology related activities represent the largest concentration of wealth in the world. 

Course content

Module 1  Development of practical skills in biology

Module 2  Foundations in biology

Module 3  Exchange and transport

Module 4  Biodiversity, evolution and disease        

Module 5  Communication, homeostasis and energy

Module 6  Genetics, evolution and ecosystems   

Practical skills assessments whereby student must meet the expected standards to qualify for the pass grade. 

Entry requirements

Grade Bs in GCSE core and additional science, or in GCSE biology

Future opportunities

A considerable number of our ex-students are now practising doctors, vets or dentists; others have gone on to study Marine Biology, Biotechnology, Pharmacology and forensics. The top universities and employers are looking for a science A level as an indication of analytical skills. As everyone becomes aware of climate change, there is also a growing interest in degree courses in Environmental Sciences. Biology A level is an essential entry requirement for all these courses and many more, so is a favourable course to choose.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years