Biology qualifications will allow you to gain an in depth understanding of biological concepts and scientific processes and lead to careers in Medicine and other health related areas.

Biology plays an important role in the understanding of complex forms of life involving humans, animals, and plants. Biology helps individuals understand the interaction between humanity and the world.

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Course Length

One or two years.

Why study it and what skills does it develop?


Biology IGCSE aims to give students knowledge and understanding of biological facts, concepts and principles. They will develop an appreciation of the importance of accurate experimental work in the scientific method and reporting as well as forming hypotheses and designing experiments to test them. Students will develop an enjoyment and an interest in the study of living organisms.


A level

Biology is needed to study the subject at university along with Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and other related degrees such as Physiotherapy and Ophthalmology. It also prepares you for broader natural sciences courses. By studying Biology, you will develop your understanding of science and the scientific method.


What prior knowledge and skills are required?


You need an interest in science and the living world. You need to have good mathematical skills too.

A levels

You will need a GCSE in Biology at grade 6 or above. You will also need to be numerate and have good writing skills as, out of the three A level sciences, Biology requires you to write the most.



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