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Biology

AS and A2 students follow the AQA Biology course. It is a challenging, rewarding course which helps students develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career. It offers students freedom, creativity and opportunity for independent progression from GCSE Biology. 

Biology is an extremely popular subject, attracting students who choose complementary A Levels from a wide range of disciplines.  Many of these students enjoy Biology so much that they go on to choose a closely related degree course or career.  Biology is the essential choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions.  However, whatever field you eventually decide to pursue, you will find A Level Biology a challenging course which will develop transferable skills for a successful future in many fields.

At AS level the course covers 'Biology and disease' and 'The variety of living organisms' as well as completing a rigorous practical assignment designed to sharpen investigative skills.

At A2 topics covered are 'Populations and environment' and 'Control in cells and organisms', and a second practical assignment will also be undertaken.

Biology lab