Biology

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Subject Intent: Why Biology?

Biology develops key transferrable skills through the study of living organisms and their interactions with each other and their environment. Some of the highest skills shortages in Yorkshire are in STEM and our curriculum is designed to develop scientific methodology, awareness of the advances of technology and recognition of the value of biology in society so that students can go on to enjoy careers in fields such as health and medicine, engineering and research.

Why should I study this subject?

A-Level Biology is a challenging but enjoyable subject that increases your knowledge of life and living organisms and gives you a fascinating insight into evolution, gene expression and biological molecules. Biology helps you to develop problem solving, organisation and analytical skills which are all vital skills needed for further study or employment. It is particularly useful for progression onto medical, biological and ecology related courses at university.

What will I study?

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • How organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information and variation
  • Energy transfer within and between organisms
  • Responses to internal and external environments
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • Control of gene expression
  • Practical and investigative skills in Biology

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I enjoy the practical work associated with Biology. It is a very hands-on subject that allows theories to be applied and seen in the practical investigations.

Alex Shaw
South Axholme Academy

What are the entry requirements?
Please refer to our Course Specific Entry Requirements table here