In the early decades of the 21st Century the world is experiencing a biological revolution.
Indeed, thanks to modern advances in molecular biology, scientists have been able to make significant advances in genetics, medicine, agriculture and biotechnology.
If you want to be part of the dynamic and yet-to-be discovered future of biology, then this course is your next step.
You will explore established teachings along with 21st century challenges, which include things like preventing the spread of new diseases, further improving public health and conserving our environment.
This is a rigorous academic subject with many different applications. It also sits well alongside other science-related courses.
Why choose Brock for Biology A Level?
At Brock we have industry-experienced Biology teachers with expertise in fields that include: microbiology, aquatic ecology, equine science, natural sciences and conservation and zoology.
Some of these staff members also have examination board experience, which gives them invaluable insights into what it takes to achieve top grades.
You will also have the opportunity to engage with our Medical Matters Enrichment programme, which is particularly advantageous if you want to pursue a career in medicine.
Teaching & learning
You will learn through a range of methods, including: lectures and experiments, group work and presentations, and debates and problem solving.
You will also work on group projects, which will help you build your analytical, reporting, interpreting, teamwork and communication skills.
In addition, we regularly host guest speakers from a range of different fields. In the past these have included GPs, marine scientists, paediatricians, and a professor of genomics.
- Discover more about chemical elements and molecules: the components of our diet and of our bodies that are essential for health.
- Gain new knowledge about cells and transport using microscopes and experimental techniques.
- Investigate different types of enzymes and understand their importance to living beings and medical and industrial processes.
- Develop your knowledge about gas exchange, digestion and the importance of surface area to volume ratio in living things.
- Learn more about evolution and biodiversity including why life is so diverse, and how and why living organisms change over time.
- Investigate photosynthesis, microbiology, homeostasis, nervous transmission and genetics.
Minimum entry requirements
Five GCSEs at grade A*-C or grade 4 to include:
- Maths grade B (6)
- English language grade B (6)
- Science core and additional B/B or if separate sciences Biology grade B and a grade B in another science
If you wish to study this at degree level we strongly recommend you take chemistry, another science or maths A Level.
What can I do with this qualification?
Students who take A Level Biology can go on to study subjects including: Veterinary Science, Medicine, Optometry, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Sports Science.
They can also study Microbiology, Forensic Science, Biophysics, Genetics, Neuroscience, Botany, Zoology, Ecology, and, of course, Biology.
If you wish to study Biology at university we recommend you also take another science A Level or a maths A Level.
Taking part in opportunities provided by the College such as advancing my skills with a step maths course, and taking part in trips such as visiting CERN with my Physics class, really helped me to develop my interests and provided me with extra knowledge.
Overall A Level pass rate
Of students gained A*-B grades
Of students gained A*-C grades