KEZIAH ROONEY | SIXTH FORM STUDENT
I chose Biology because I needed it for a future career path and enjoyed it at A-level. I have found it really interesting and have enjoyed the practicals. I have particularly liked the independent study, the development of my practical skills and analysis of results. Next year I think I’d like to take a gap year but after that I am going aiming to do Marine Biology at University. I have received great support from the CWLC staff when I haven’t understood various elements of my studies and I’ve found the pastoral care excellent.
WHY CHOOSE A-LEVEL BIOLOGY?
As an A/AS-level Biology student you will further develop the practical skills gained at GCSE. You will also undertake topics such as: foundations in biology (biological molecules and cellular organisation); exchange and transport; biodiversity, evolution and disease; communications, homeostasis and energy; genetics, evolution and ecosystems.
As a result, you will complete the A-level Biology course with a broad range of knowledge of how living systems work, including the principles of genetics, molecules, taxonomy, natural selection, evolutionary theory, global warming, bacteria and viruses, amongst others.
WHY STUDY A-LEVEL BIOLOGY AT CWLC?
- As a student of biology, you will gain a wide range of skills through practical work integrated with theoretical study; and you will be assessed through written papers.
- Small groups should allow staff to give individual help regularly during lessons.
- Practice past paper questions and examination of associated mark schemes
- Independent Learning Journal online; studying and discussing topics beyond the specification
WHAT COULD YOU DO NEXT?
An A-level in biology can open up a world of opportunities in both university choices and career options.
If you are considering applying to university to study Biology, Zoology, Ecology, animal science, marine biology, life sciences, medicine, environmental science, forensic science or any other subject related to the natural world, then an A-level in Biology is essential. A-level Biology is also a preferred option for a wide range of other related degrees and is described as a ‘facilitating subject’.
There are a huge range of possible career choices that require A-level Biology. These include: medicine, biological testing, biotechnology, independent research, food industry jobs, nutrition, nursing, veterinarian, zoologist, zookeeper, animal care, veterinary nurse and scientist.
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