A Level Biology

Studying A Level Biology will enable you to gain a greater understanding of the principles of life. The A Level course will focus on key principles that underpin all of biology.

Subject Details
Exam Board OCR
Do I need to have studied the subject at GCSE? Yes
Are there specific entry requirements? Grade 7 in GCSE Biology (or grade 7/7 in Combined Science).  We also recommend at least a grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.
What is the assessment format?

3 exams taken in the summer of Year 13. Your practical skills will also be assessed throughout the course.

Any particular subject combinations recommended Chemistry or Mathematics if you want to study Biology at a top university. Geography or Psychology are other common choices.