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If you're 16-18, English and maths will be studied as part of your course.


A Level (AS and A2) - AQA


Level Three

What's it all about? 

Biologists work in the fields of medicine, food production, veterinary science and ecology, to name just a few, and the work they do is vital to us all. Their knowledge helps with big issues - from protecting endangered species to curing disease. The first year covers the basics of biology, including the diversity of living organisms. You will also study how some body systems work and how they might be affected by diseases such as asthma, TB, and cholera.


The AS may be awarded as a discrete qualification providing points for entry to higher education. Successful students may progress to the one year A2 programme. All A2 programmes run subject to numbers. This subject is useful for students wishing to pursue a wide range of careers including health professions, environmental world and biotechnology.

Terms and Conditions

Please Note

Certain "part-time" courses may become "full-time" (if additional courses are taken), and "full-time" courses may become "part-time" to suit your requirements.

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2014/15 (August 2014 - July 2015). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2015/16.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees or access to higher education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding).

Important information for 16 - 18 year olds

In order to support you in your future career, all 16-18 year old students in both schools and colleges who do not have an A*-C grade in their English or maths GCSE will study towards a GCSE as part of their main study programme. If you achieve grade E or below you will study towards a Functional Skills English and/or maths qualification.