This fascinating two-year Biology course will teach you all about the science of life. You will gain a greater understanding of the major systems of the human body, explore the interactions of organisms in their environment as well as the principles behind evolution and genetics.

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Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

Doctor, paramedic, midwife, nurse, physiotherapist, environmentalist, and teacher.

Biology, Medicine, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Physiotherapy, Veterinary Science, Nursing, Midwifery, Teaching.

Topics you'll cover

  • Biological molecules
  • Cell structure
  • Exchange with the environment
  • Genetic information, variation, and relationships between organisms
  • Energy transfers and metabolic activities
  • Organism response to changes in the environment
  • Genetics, populations, evolution, and ecosystems

Assessment and Qualification

  • 12 practicals across two years
  • Three written exams
  • Exam board: AQA
  • A Level (level three).

Course entry requirements

Five GCSEs at 5 or above, including English Language and Science (Biology or double award) at grade 6 and Maths at grade 5.

Additional information


During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs. If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.