Overview of the course

The AS/A level Biology specification provides learners with a wide breadth of knowledge which touches on many varied aspects of a range of topics.

These include the internal workings of organisms in physiology and the interdependence of living things in ecology, to social issues including human influence on the environment and the ethical considerations of genetics.



Biology is the study of all living things, from plants and animals to micro-organisms. The subject also covers how we can protect living things, and how we can use them to solve problems.

There are lots of specialist areas within biology, including human biology, other animals (zoology), microbiology, biochemistry and biotechnology.

This article looks at some of the careers you can enter after studying biology:

Key info

Most courses are two years long unless otherwise stated.

  QiW Code: C00/0724/3

  Language: En

  Qualification: A Level

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