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Biology A level at Carlton Academy

Course description

Biology allows you to better understand the world around us from the biological molecules that make up organisms, down to the macrostructure of an ecosystem. An in depth understanding of Biology gives you the skills and knowledge needed to make informed decisions in a rapidly advancing technological age about contentious issues such as cloning, stem cell research and xenotransplantation.

Through studying Biology you will develop many different skills. You will develop:

  • Practical skills required to manipulate scientific equipment with precision to gather accurate results
  • Analytical skills required to analyse and evaluate data and draw conclusions
  • Problem-solving skills which allow you to apply the knowledge that you have gained to unfamiliar situations.

Entry requirements

GSCE Maths grade C and GCSE English Language grade C, with those who have taken Core and Additional or Triple Science at GCSE also being welcome to choose Biology.

Future opportunities

Biology can be used as an entry qualification for a wider variety of courses at higher education. These include traditional scientific subjects including Medicine, Dentistry, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Sports Science, Environmental Science, Forensic Science etc. Students with an A Level in Biology have also gone on to study non -scientific subjects such as Art, History, Law, Music, Foreign Languages etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carlton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years