BiologyQRThe Course

Biology is a deeply fascinating subject which explores the natural world at a macroscopic and microscopic level. By studying biology you will develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of living organisms in terms of their physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution. You will gain an understanding of the connection between humanity and the living world and an interest in the lives and interactions of all life on Earth. Biology tackles some of the biggest and most fundamental questions which allow us to understand life itself.

We are very passionate about biology and will take you on a journey which will give you a lasting passion for the subject. We will support your learning in every way we can, whilst sparking your curiosity and teaching you how to ask questions. The world needs biologists like never before to solve many of the challenges it faces today. As the human population continues to grow, and living standards continue to improve, pressure on the natural world to feed, clothe and provide energy for us will test scientists, especially the biologists.


Paper 1 Biological Processes (37%)
Paper 2 Biological Diversity (37%)
Paper 3 Unified Biology (26%)
You will also be internally assessed and awarded a Practical Endorsement which runs throughout the course and interleaved within the course content.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Biology grade 6 or Trilogy Science grade 66
  • GCSE Maths grade 6
  • GCSE English grade 5

Careers & Higher education

By studying Biology you will be opening up a whole world of opportunity. Biological career pathways include: healthcare, medicine, bioengineering, bioinformatics, horticulture, conservation, dentistry, forensic science, psychology, biochemistry, physiotherapy, botany, zoology, genetics, oceanography, marine biology, pharmacology, science journalism, research and many more.

Further Advice & Information

Mrs M Inger and Mr T Inger




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