A Level

Exam Board: A Level Biology – AQA

Course Summary

You will experience a fascinating insight into the processes behind all living organisms, exploring how they function in the living matter around us.

After studying Biology at Barton Peveril you will have a greater understanding of the processes going on in the living world and the ability to explain and monitor their function.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 6 in either Combined Science or Biology, a Grade 6 in Mathematics and a Grade 5 in English
  • Minimum average GCSE score of 5.5



  • Biological Molecules
  • Cells
  • Lung and Heart Function
  • The Immune Response
  • DNA and Genetic Diversity
  • Cell Division, Differentiation and Classification
  • Energy Transfer and Nutrient Cycles
  • Genetics

Why choose this course?

  • State-of-the-art £5m Science Centre
  • Strong practical elements
  • Field trips and guest speakers to experience the most current research and developments in science

Where might it lead?

The broad nature of A Level Biology means students progress to work and study in Biological Sciences, Health and Medicine, Law, Computing, Accounting and Teaching.


This course is 100% examination based.


Matilda Lambert

"I really liked the feel of the college that I got from the open evenings, all the students seemed really friendly and the staff seemed passionate about their subjects."

Read more about Matilda and some of our other students.