Biological life is every part of us. You will explore the world at a molecular level, through cells, organism, genetics, and their relationships with the environment.

Studying in the Science department will give you access to state-of-the-art scientific laboratories, specialist equipment and an experienced technical team, to help you to achieve and explore the scientific world.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in field trips as part of the practical endorsement qualification. Previous students have travelled to Scarborough and Southport to test various sites and improve their teamwork, research and analytical skills.

You will develop your scientific knowledge to a high standard, covering a range of modules:.

Biological Molecules: All life on Earth exists as cells and share a common chemistry, providing indirect evidence for evolution. Despite their great variety, the cells of all living organisms contain only a few groups of carbon-based compounds that interact in similar ways. You will study these biological molecules and interactions.

Cells: All life on Earth exists as cells. These have basic features in common. Differences between cells are due to the addition of extra features. You will study features of cells, including the cell surface membrane, and methods of cell reproduction.

Organisms exchange substances with their environment: The internal environment of a cell or organism is different from its external environment. The exchange of substances between the internal and external environments takes place at exchange surfaces. You will study these surfaces and the different ways in which exchange occurs.

Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms: Biodiversity is reflected in the vast number of species of organisms, in the variation of individual characteristics within a single species and in the variation of cell types within a single multicellular organism. You will study the cause and types of variation within and between species.

Entry requirements

  • 1640 individual applications received for our Science and Maths courses
  • Specialist science laboratories with cutting edge equipment
  • Science support sessions
  • Medicine Taster Days
  • University visits
  • Biology field trips
  • Industry trips
  • Visiting speakers from well-established Alumni

Our past students studying this course have gone on to:

The University of Manchester - Pharmacy

University of Plymouth - Optometry

University of Cambridge - Natural Sciences

The University of Manchester - Biology with a Modern Language

The University of Edinburgh - Geology

Leeds Beckett University - Psychology

The University of Manchester - Children's Nursing

University of Bristol - Mechanical Engineering

University of Liverpool - Zoology

University of Liverpool - Medicine

University of Leeds - Mechatronics and Robotics

RAF Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic

University College London (University of London) - Natural Sciences

The University of Huddersfield - Sport Science

The University of Manchester - Mathematics and Physics

The University of Salford - Sport Rehabilitation

The University of Sheffield - Zoology

Manchester Metropolitan University - Biology with study in Europe, North America or Australia

The University of Salford - Physiotherapy

The University of Manchester - Psychology

The University of Manchester - Biomedical Sciences

University of Wales, Cardiff - Biomedical Sciences

Nottingham Trent University - Biochemistry

The University of Manchester - Chemistry with Industrial Experience

The University of Salford - Sports Science

Lancaster University - Biological Sciences

Liverpool John Moores University Degree - Biomedical Science with Foundation Year

Apprenticeship at Concord Dental Practice – Dental Nurse

The University of York - Genetics

The University of Manchester - Dentistry

University College Chester - Adult Nursing

University of Bradford - Pharmacy

The University of Manchester - Children's Nursing

The University of Nottingham - Pharmacy

University of Central Lancashire - Paramedic Practice

Leeds Beckett University - Sport and Exercise Science

Teesside University - Forensic Biology

University of Leeds - Pharmacology

Lancaster University - Biology with Psychology

Course Key Details

Course Type : A-Level
Exam Board : AQA
Pass Rate : 94%
Assessment : 100% exam

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A*/A grades achieved by Science & Maths students (or equiv.)


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