A-Level Biology

A Level Biology


Mr R Wort




AQA Biology


Grade 7 in GCSE Biology or 7-7 in GCSE combined Science, plus a 6 in GCSE Maths. Students achieving a Grade 6 in Biology / Science will be considered for this course, but must first discuss their place with the Head of Science.

Why choose A Level Biology?

Biology is the Science of Life; it involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from molecular biology to the study of ecosystems and from microorganisms to mammals.
Biology is one of the most popular A Level subjects in the country, attracting students studying a wide range of other subjects. Many of these students enjoy the subject so much they eventually choose a biologically related degree course. Others go on to careers in law, computing, accounting or teaching. So, whatever field you will eventually work in, you will find biology a very rewarding and challenging course which will develop many of the skills essential for a successful career.

What you will study, and how you will be assessed in A Level Biology:

Component 1: Devising
Devise an original piece of theatre as a performer or a designer (costume, set, sound or lighting design). You will use an extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as your stimuli. This is an internally assessed unit and consists of a written (2500-3000 words) or recorded (12-14 minutes) portfolio and a performance or design realisation.
Internally assessed, externally moderated
40% of A Level

The A-level course is assessed by three 2hr papers, which incorporate assessment of practical techniques and include a mix of short and longer answer questions.


Additional Information

A-level Biology is a demanding and academic course and is suitable for students who have an interest in the subject and are willing to work hard throughout the two year course. Biology is a very highly regarded A level by universities and, as a facilitating subject is a useful for numerous university degrees.

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