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Level 3

AQA L3 A Level in Biology


Biology is a course that develops essential knowledge and understanding of humans and other living organisms, along with vital practical and study skills. You will look at cell biochemistry, DNA technology, genetics, physiology and the interactions of humans with their environment. You will be made aware of recent advances, be able to discuss the value and responsible use of biology in society and have the opportunity to sustain and develop your enjoyment of science.

Topics studied include:

• Biological molecules.

• Cells.

• How organisms exchange substances with their environment.

• Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms.

• Energy transfers between organisms.

• How organisms respond to change in their internal and external environments.

• Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems.

• The control of gene expression

You will experience a range of learning activities that include whole group and small group work, note taking, discussions, presentations, practical work, independent research and use of ICT sources.

There will be a field trip to help with some of the ecological and environmental work, other visits and some outside speakers.


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language, grade 5 in Maths and 6 in Biology plus a 6 in another science.

You need to be very confident with all biology topics covered at GCSE. You need good mathematical skills and communication skills.

You need to enjoy problem solving and analysing scientific information.

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How to apply

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Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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