You will enjoy this subject if you have an enquiring mind and like to find out how things work. You will learn about living organisms and how they function and interact with one another. You will discuss and research issues in the news with a focus on genetics and biotechnology, plan experiments, collect data, analyse experimental results and make conclusions. You will learn how scientific models are developed, the applications and implications of science, benefits and risks and how society uses science to make decisions. There are plenty of experiments to support theory work.
You will need 5 GCSEs at grade C or above however you will need a Grade B in Maths, English and Double Science, or a Grade B in your chosen Single Science subject.
Delivery and Assessment
This course is assessed by examination and consists of some practical tasks and some written papers.
Biology can lead to a wide range of courses and careers, including an undergraduate degree in life sciences, medicine, environmental science, forensic science or employment in areas of biological testing, biotechnology, independent research and the food industry.