Biology is the study of living organisms and how they interact with each other. We study the fundamental principles of Biology including biochemistry, cell structure, physiology and ecology.
The course is suitable for students who enjoyed Biology at school and who wish to extend their knowledge to a higher level. Students are trained and encouraged to develop their practical skills to a level which will enable progression to work in a professional laboratory, should they wish to do so.
Biology, like all Sciences, is a very demanding subject. It is advisable that students choose another Science or Mathematics to study alongside Biology as this will enhance their overall understanding.
Extra study and background reading, both at home and in college, are essential requirements for students who wish to obtain a high final grade.
Students who are successful at AS level may wish to complete an additional year to achieve the A level qualification from which higher study, perhaps at degree level, in this or a related area is a possibility. As part of a wider programme this course provides an excellent basis for progression to many careers or university courses. Former students of this college have gone on to study Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Zoology, Marine Biology and other Biology degrees at various universities including Oxford and Cambridge.
People with well developed scientific skills are always in demand by a wide range of local, national and international employers.