Do you have a genuine interest in the way living organisms work and how they interact with their environment? The Biology A-level develops essential biological knowledge and understanding of key biological concepts.
You'll learn how to analyse and evaluate scientific concepts from the destruction of tropical rainforests to gene cloning. You'll also learn to appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how biology contributes to the success of the economy and society.
A-level Biology is valued by universities and employers alike, and opens many doors to wide and varied career choices including veterinary medicine, dentistry and physiotherapy.
Biology can be combined with a wide range of other A-level subjects. The combination will depend upon future career plans and option blocks. Students wishing to enter the area of Medicine, Veterinary or Equine Science commonly combine Biology with Mathematics and Chemistry.
For a career in the Sporting arena Biology combines well with PE. Studying Biology alongside Psychology or Geography gives a variety of possible career paths and the subjects work well together.
Ultimately, Biology can be combined with virtually any other subject.
At Hartpury, we follow the OCR exam specification for A-level Biology. For further information, please click here.
For A-level, Biology staff also deliver Pre-Vet, Biological Skills and offer supervised study to further enhance academic progress and progression opportunities. Some are also examiners with the relevant exam boards.