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Biology AS & A Level at Archbishop Tenison's School

Course description

AS and first year of A-level

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • How organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Second year of A-level

  • How energy transfers in and between organisms
  • How organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems n The control of gene expression

Course content

Studying Biology enables us to gain a better understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. It enables us to gain a clear ability to apply and link concepts.  There are many links with other subjects ranging from Chemistry, Statistics, Geography, Physics, Mathematics, and Psychology.

Entry requirements

In addition to the Minimum Entry Requirements you will need a GCSE grade B in Maths, grade B in Core Science and grade B in Additional Science  OR grade B in Maths, grade B in Biology and grade B in either Chemistry or Physics.


Assessment on the AS-level and A2 is 100% examination based

Future opportunities

A-level biology can open up a world of opportunities in both university courses and future careers. University courses in Biology, Zoology, Ecology and Life Sciences usually require A Level Biology. Some medical schools also require Biology.

Possible career choices include biotechnology, food science and nutrition, medicine, nursing, veterinary and animal care as well as a huge range of others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Tenison's School directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2016
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