"Learning about the Natural Sciences interests me and I intend to study it further at University." Student

"Scientific principles and laws do not lie on the surface of nature. They are hidden, and must be wrested from nature by an active and elaborate technique of inquiry." ~ John Dewey, Reconstruction in Philosophy, 1920.  The work of biologists increases our understanding about the natural world in which we live and helps us address issues of personal well being and worldwide concern, such as environmental change, threats to human health, and maintaining viable and abundant food supplies.   Being an AQA course it also continues with the same style as the GCSE Science that is taught at St Edward's with a combination of written end of course examinations and centre assessed practical work.

Course Content

The AQA specification builds on concepts and skills that will been developed in the GCSE Science specifications.  It aims to build young biologists that have the skills to investigate and analyse the way that biology impacts on our society and us as individuals. It presents biology as exciting, relevant and challenging! All students will aim to follow the 2 year full A Level.

Exam Code: AQA 7402

Where the course leads:

Biology careers occur in many specialized areas such as Biotechnology, Ecology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, and Physiology. Medicine, Dentistry and Education are also possible career paths, which have been followed by past students. 

Entry Requirements

Grade 5-6 and above from GCSE Combined Science or grade 6 and above from GCSE Biology. 

Course Contact

Mr Steve Dell

Assistant Subject Leader of Science