“Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose” – Francis Crick.

Subject Specific Entry Criteria

  •  Grade 6 in GCSE Biology or 6-6 in Combined Science.
  • Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics.


Exam Board

Units Studied

  • Genes and Health
  • Genes and Disease
  • Environmental Biology
  • Forensics
  • Grey Matter
  • Human Physiology


Course Information

Biology is the study of living things. It explores the mechanics of life and biological systems as well as the interactions of living organisms with their environment. The course uses a context led approach which means that all aspects of the syllabus are related to real-life situations to help with understanding the content.


Possible Career Paths

Higher education lecturer, Microbiologist, Nature conservation officer, Pharmacologist, Physician, Associate research scientist (life sciences), Research scientist (medical), Secondary school teacher, Soil scientist, Zoologist, Acupuncturist, Dentist, General practice doctor, Health promotion specialist, Science writer, Sustainability consultant.


Extra Curricular

You will be required to carry out an in-depth study of field techniques and sampling methods which involves investigating ecosystems in an area of the UK.