Sixth Form


BSP 0369


Biology is the study of living organisms and how these interact with each other and their environments. Biology is a multidisciplinary subject that is made of many different and interdependent fields. Biology explores how living systems are constructed, as well as how they develop, communicate, interact, reproduce, defend themselves, and shape the biophysical environment around them.

Students who study biology at A level learn the fundamentals of the cell, biochemistry, ecology, physiology and other key elements of subject so that they can go on to study subjects at degree level such as agriculture, biochemistry, biomedical and life science, genetics, ecology and environmental science, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and pharmacology, zoology, psychology, forensic science, etc. In short, the subject of biology is important as the basis for a wide range of biologically and medically related careers and provides students with a balance of skill sets including the scientific method, observation, data analysis and statistics, and understanding correlations and causal relationships.

 Whatever you study, biology at A level will be hard work, but always fascinating, engaging and relevant to you, and above all, this planet.

Grade 6 or above in either Trilogy Science or Separate Science Biology, coupled with a Grade 5 or above in Maths and  English.


Biology is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physiotherapy, pharmacy, optometry, nursing, zoology, marine biology or forensic science.