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A-Level Biology

  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £2,172 per year*
  • Duration of course 72 Weeks (Over 2 years)
  • Course type Full-time
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

To apply for A Levels

Please choose an initial A Level you would like to apply for, then follow the on screen instructions on the online application form.  Add the names of the additional A Levels you would like to study into your personal statement, indicating why you have selected those options.

Course content

Biology is a mixture of theory and practical work in laboratory over three units in one year.  The topics we look at are: Cells, Exchange & Transport, Molecules, Biodiversity, Food & Health and Practical Skills. The second year includes: the development of skills learnt at AS over a further three units which are Communication, Homeostasis & Energy, Control, Genomes & Environment and Practical Skills.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Most A Level students go on to enjoy a university followed by a related career, however many choose to go directly into industry or enter university later. With the right combination of subjects, this course will lead you into a career into sciences and medicine.     

How will I learn?

You will experience a variety of teaching methods and styles.

How will I be assessed?

We follow the OCR exam board. You will have three practical and two theoretical written examinations at the end of the course.  The exam will be under timed conditions

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc.?

You will be expected to spend around 5 hours per week outside lesson time to complete set work

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

You should possess at least 6 GCSEs grades A* to C. In particular Grade B in GCSE Maths plus either BB in Core/Additional Science or Grade B in GCSE Biology

Expected prior knowledge

You should have a sound scientific background at GCSE level

English level

GCSE Grade C or above

Mathematics level

GCSE Grade B or above

Equipment and other costs

Specific to this course you will be expected to buy a textbook,  

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email or come to one of our Open Days.

* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.