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"The thing I love about Biology at A Level is you get to realise that Biology is all around us.  I particularly enjoy the dissection and biological mechanics."

Dan, Sixth Form Biology student

Biology

Why study this A Level subject?

Biology is the study of life in all its intricacies and wonders. Biology looks at the past and how we came to be here, while also studying the way our body works. Biology also studies the interactions between all the species living on Earth. Almost everything you do during the day has a biological reason.

TOPICS OF STUDY AT A LEVEL

Cell biology (cytology), microscopy, cell cycle, cell specialization, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, plant physiology, biomolecules including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids and enzymes, cardiovascular diseases including coronary heart disease, immune response, biodiversity and evolution, ecology. 

OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

British Biology Olympiads, Biology Society club, leading/ helping with dissection club, leading/helping with wildlife photography club, lectures at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, lectures at University of Birmingham. 

WHAT THIS SUBJECT MIGHT LEAD TO

There are over 30 different branches of biology from agriculture and anatomy to virology and zoology, with quite a few in between that you have probably never heard of. 

SUGGESTED ENTRANCE REQUIREMENT (IF APPLICABLE)

Minimum B in Triple Biology and AA in Dual Biology.

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