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A Level Biology FAQs
Studying Biology gives you the chance to learn about what keeps us alive – and the importance of other living beings and the environment around us. At Bilborough College, in practical and theoretical lessons taking place in our four specially equipped biology laboratories, our experienced Biology teachers will help develop your scientific awareness and understanding. The course is designed to build on the concepts you met at GCSE in an exciting and interesting way. You’ll study many aspects of living organisms, including biological molecules, cells, physiology, genetics and the environment. You will look at how some of the current biological concepts were developed, and the contribution biologists have made to society.
To study Biology at Bilborough College you will need to have a 66 in Double Science or a 6 in Biology if you have studied Triple Science. In addition, you will need a 6 in either English Language or Maths and at least a 5 in the other subject.
Our links with HE
Bilborough Sixth Form College’s Biology department has strong links with the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University via their student outreach programmes. At the end of Year 12 you have the opportunity to apply for a Nuffield Research Bursary, which could enable you to gain research experience in a field that interests you. For past students this has included investigating reptile genes, exploring foetal MRI scanning and studying local ecosystems as part of a nationwide project.
Biology is interesting in its own right, stimulating concern and respect for all life. Studying it can help you develop a wide range of key skills, as well as increasing your understanding of scientific methods and principles. A Biology qualification can lead to a variety of degree paths, such as Sports Science, Medicine, Environmental Science, Physiotherapy and Biomedical Sciences. And even if you decide not to continue with Biology at a higher level, you will learn valuable skills that you can apply to almost any degree or career choice.