Award: A Level

QAN: 601/4625/4

Biology opens up exciting career possibilities. From conservation to cancer research, biologists are tackling important 21st century challenges.

It is also an excellent preparation for non-scientific careers, thanks to the skills it offers – everything from analytical thinking to writing reports.

Biology, with its mixture of scientific method, problem solving, practical skills and socially relevant content, provides a useful complement to arts and humanities among mixed A levels. It also enables students to develop the essential skills of synoptic essay writing, an aspect of modern education highlighted as missing by the major universities. This makes Biology a highly sought after qualification.