A Level Biology

This will be available from September 2024

Entry Criteria

  • GCSE Biology Grade 6 or 6,6 in Combined Science
  • In addition, a Grade 5 (6 preferred) in Mathematics is required as part of the A Level Plus Programme

Content Summary

At the forefront of modern science, Biology can send you on a diverse and exciting pathway. Allowing a head start in careers such as genetics, medicine, ecology and the environment. With current advances in AI, groundbreaking advances are being made in protein resolution and DNA sequencing every day; here in East Anglia we are at the forefront of the entire world. 


Students of A-level biology must already have the basic concepts of science and will use that to advance their knowledge to a deep understanding of current understanding. You will cover the origin of humanity and species, delving into the exciting world of genetics and the building blocks of life. The course is filled with exciting and hands-on practicals and UTCN provides exciting opportunities and talks from the NHS, Norwich research park and we have close links with the Earlham Institute in Norwich. 


Having- a qualification in A Level biology is essential for students wishing to study a diverse range of courses at university including Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and also for careers such as Accountancy, Patent Attorneys, environmental consultancy, sports science, nursing and research.

Familiar topics, such as cells, genetics and ecology will be covered in new detail, beginning a journey into the understanding of biological molecules, gene expression and how organisms exchange substances with their environment.

A link to the full specification can be found here