A Level Biology
Why choose Biology?
The Biology course offers students the opportunity to study a wide range of interesting topics, from the intricate details of cell structure and biochemistry to entire ecosystems. Animals, plants and micro-organisms are all considered in terms of the workings of their cells, evolution, genetics, behaviour and how they can be used to benefit humankind through biotechnology. Current concerns about human impact on the Earth are examined along with the challenges of maintaining bio-diversity and sustainably managing the environment.
How will I learn?
We will ensure that you cover all the theory required in the syllabus so that you can prepare for your unit tests with confidence. In addition you will have every opportunity to develop your practical skills. You will be involved in a range of activities including: individual and group assignments; practical investigations; seminars; tutorials and lectures; videos and computer software. Group assignment work will involve presentations on the results of experiments you have done or research you have carried out.
Students will also be required to take part in field studies.