Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms together with their characteristics and behaviours. How species and individuals come into existence and the interactions they have with one another and with their environment. Contrary to popular belief, biology can be quite numerical so a basic understanding of maths is beneficial, if not essential.
AS level Biology introduces you to the basic principles of biology, and this final mark makes up 50% of the final A-level grade. Biology is one of the most popular A-Level subjects in the country. Many students enjoy the subject so much they eventually choose a biologically related degree course. Obtaining an A-level in Biology will provide you with a broad knowledge of how living systems work, including the principles of genetics, molecules, taxonomy, global warming, bacteria and viruses just to mention a few.
Biology is applied in a wide range of careers: veterinary, medicine, food science, environmental management, bioinformatics, genetic engineering and nano-technology. It is very much a science of the future that can offer exciting career opportunities.
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