Biology gets in to many areas of our life including food safety, agriculture, medicine, sport and scientific research.
You will learn about the nature of life from the molecules and chemicals that life is built upon to the way populations of the world's living organisms develop and live together. Biology is a very hands-on subject and there will be regular practical work in class. Your study will involve some dissection of animal and plant material. Data analysis also forms an integral part of the course so you need to be confident using Maths. If you are not studying A Level Chemistry, you will need to work with your Biology teachers to cover the basic biochemistry needed for this course.
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5 GCSEs at grade 4-9 (A*-C) including English plus Maths + 2 Science GCSEs at grade 6(B)
Biologists can be found in many places, including medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, veterinary medicine, laboratory work, forensics, pathology and nursing. Biology is also a well-respected A level for a wide range of non-science related courses and careers because it helps you to develop analytical, practical and investigative skills.