A Level Biology


A Level Biology is a wide ranging course in which you will learn about all of the following: cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, genetics, ecology and evolution, developing a variety of transferable skills including: investigative, problem solving, research, decision making, mathematical and analytical skills.

The course covers a wide variety of concepts such as:

– Life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution.

– Energy transfers in and between organisms; how organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environment; genetics; the control of gene expression; evolution and ecosystems.


Am I right for the course?

If you are interested in the biological sciences and would like to study a related course at university then this is the course for you! It combines particularly well with A-levels in P.E., Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology.

A minimum of 6 GCSEs grade 5 or above which must include English & maths and a grade 6 in subjects specifically being studied.

You will sit various in-class assessments throughout the two years of your study including practical experiments, leading up to formal exams at the end of the second year.

You will be taught by a team of highly qualified and experienced Biology Teachers.

What Next?

Biology is an important fundamental science. It is an appropriate choice for those considering careers in ecology, physiotherapy, medicine, veterinary science, biological sciences, food science, teaching and many others.

A Levels can lead you onto many different career paths, including university to further develop your skills in your chosen subject(s).

'Oaklands has been very different from school, it has set me up for college, the tutors have been excellent, the environment brilliant and I have walked away today with an A*, 98% overall and got into my first choice university to study Physics.'George Milleret, Intensive Maths A Level

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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