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.