With the global pandemic high in the world’s mind, there has never been a better time to study the biological sciences. As the above quote states, science can change fast especially when it comes to learning about living organisms. A level biology is the first step on the journey you can make to becoming one of the scientists at the forefront of dealing with a crisis such as covid-19. Without biologists we would not be able to develop the vaccine, so sorely needed to allow our lives to return to “normal”. We would not have developed the drugs currently being used to treat those with the most serious of covid-19 symptoms. Our scientists have even collaborated with Formula 1 engineers to design technology to aid the widespread use of ventilators for those in intensive care units.
The focus of A level biology is to give scientists a grounding in more advanced biological principles, in order that they can develop the problem solving and practical skills to be able to independently apply that knowledge. Biology is at the core of many major scientific disciplines such as Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Biophysics. Even Exobiology – the question of life elsewhere in space – is a fast growing specialism. You will find biologists working all over the world in almost every setting imaginable: from research laboratories on Earth to the International Space Station, hospitals, offices, classrooms and factories to boats, planes, museums, jungles, caves, treetops, even at the heart of Government and in the City. Join us on this fascinating journey into the living world.