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A Level Biology at Brinsworth Academy

Course description

An opportunity to explore the workings of the living world and the organisms within it.

Course content

Students will study 6 modules that are examined atthe end of the two year course of the A Level. The modules covered in the first year of the course will allow students the opportunity to take the AS Biology examinations at the end of Year 12. Examples of topics that will be covered during the course are: Cell Structure; Biological Molecules; Transport Systems in Plants & Animals; Respiration; Cloning & Biotechnology; Nervous & Hormonal Control.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to study biology at A level should have obtained a grade B or above in triple science (biology) OR a grade B or above in core and additional science. They should also have gained a grade 5+ or above in GCSE English and maths.


The A Level will be assessed at the end of Year 13. The assessment will be comprised of three examinations which will cover content delivered over the two year course. Additionally at A Level students will complete a series of practical endorsements which will be reported separately as either a Pass or Fail. The AS qualification will be assessed through two examinations at the end of Year 12.

Future opportunities

Biology is a wide and varied subject that has a basis in many areas of scientific study such as Medicine, Physiotherapy, Zoology, Ecological Studies and many more diverse areas. Biology at A Level, like the other scientific subjects, provides an individual with a good scientific knowledge that can be built upon more specifically when progressing into higher education. In recent years we have seen students progress from A Level Biology into Adult Nursing; Dietetics and, of course, Medicine.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years