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A Level Biology

What will you study?

Unit 1; Biological Molecules

Unit 2: Cells

Unit 3: Organisms exchange substance with their environments

Unit 4: Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Unit 5 Energy transfer in and between organisms (A-Level only)

Unit 6: Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments (A-Level only)

Unit 7: Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems (A-Level only)

Unit 8: The control of gene expression ( A-Level only)


Why study Biology: Biology involves the study if a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from molecular Biology to the study of ecosystems and from microorganisms to mammoths. Biology is never far from the headlines either… The     human genome has been sequenced and we know the complete arrangement of the three thousand million bases that make up human DNA. A level Biology can lead to work in the fields of cell Biology, medicine, food production and    ecology...and the work they do is vital to us all.


What can you do with the qualification? This qualification should enable students to  progress on to a Biology degree or a degree that combines  Biology with another subject such as Chemistry. To take both Biology and Chemistry at  A Level would be essential if you wish to study for a degree in medicine or pharmacy. There are various fields of study one may wish to follow such as conservation and microbiology to name but a few.