If you are fascinated by life and living processes and want to learn more about topics such as Genetics & DNA, Molecular Biology, Physiology and Ecology, then Biology is an obvious choice for you. It will help you to develop a much more detailed scientific knowledge and understanding of the subject.
As well as gaining a sound understanding of biological principles, you will become aware of advances in technology relevant to Biology and recognise the value and responsible use of Biology in society.
The AQA specification is an exciting way to learn Biology. It is taught in a way that enables you to put the Biological principles and processes into context, making them seem more relevant. Biology is also a required, or at least desirable, subject for a large number of career pathways.
- Biological molecules
- Organisms exchange substances with their environment
- Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
- Energy transfers in and between organisms
- Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
- Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
- The control of gene expression
Studied: Biology, Chemistry, Maths & Economics (2013-2015)
Progression: Medicine, Bartholomews and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry
Labib is currently in medical school in his 3rd year at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He hopes to graduate in a couple years as a doctor and plans to pursue a career in becoming a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon.
Labib says: "I would recommend students to dream big and believe in your capabilities, as hard work can get you anywhere you want! Also, listen to whatever John Luton (Head of Chemistry) has to say!"
Grade 5 in GCSE Maths
Note: Biology should be taken with a facilitating subject, these are Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology, PE or Geography.