Biology A Level


Studying Biology will enable you to understand the similarities between all living things. You will learn how cells, (smaller than the eye can see), make up the largest animals and how these animals and all other life are controlled by two tiny strands of DNA. You will learn by practical work, theory, group and independent work.

Achieving a good grade in Biology, when combined with other appropriate A level subjects, will enable you to go on to further study for careers in health and clinical professions such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physiotherapy, pharmacy, optometry and nursing, as well as biological sciences such as biochemistry, molecular biology and forensic science. Careers in conservation, zoology, marine biology or food science are also possible if you study Biology.

Key Staff

Mr Hare

Mr Hare
Lead Practitioner

Miss Heath

Miss Heath
Second in Science


The A level Biology course delivered at Heartlands is OCR’s A level Biology. The units covered are:

  • Module 1: Development of Practical Skills in Biology
  • Module 2: Foundations of Biology
  • Module 3: Exchange and Transport
  • Module 4: Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease
  • Module 5: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy
  • Module 6: Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems

Further Information

A Level specification



Biology Guide

Mr Othery

For further information regarding studying A Level Biology at Heartlands Academy, please contact: Mr Hare

Mrs Khan

Mrs Khan

Head of Science