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To study Biology at AS or A Level, students are expected to have achieved a grade A or A* in IGCSE Biology or IGCSE Double Award (requiring an A* or A in the Biology component of the Double Award papers).

Biology provides access to a wide range of career and education opportunities, such as a degree course in Biology, Zoology, Botany, Biochemistry, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Psychology, Pharmacy, Environmental Science, Microbiology or Biotechnology and many others.

Aims of the Course
  • to build on concepts and skills that will have been developed in the IGCSE Science specifications, presenting Biology as exciting, relevant and challenging
  • to present essential principles in contexts that students find interesting and stimulating
  • to develop practical skills alongside an understanding of concepts and principles
  • to foster the application of knowledge.