What will I study?
Biology is the study of living organisms and covers a wide variety of topics ranging from animals, plants, health, diseases, cells, biochemistry, genetics, ecosystems etc. In fact, biological issues are never far from the headlines, be they G.M. crops, HIV, the human genome, obesity or deforestation. Students will learn about the biology behind contemporary issues such as DNA structure, antibiotic resistance and healthy lifestyles.
They will also explore cloning, cancer and how biologists are helping in the development of new techniques in the fight against disease.
Students will study the following modules:
• Biological molecules
• How organisms exchange substances with their environment
• Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
• Energy transfers in and between organisms
• How organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
• Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
• The control of gene expression
Where will it lead?
A qualification in Biology can lead to a variety of jobs and careers including Nursing, Medicine, Radiology, Dentistry, Research, Fieldwork, Pharmaceuticals, Pathology, Conservation and Physiotherapy, to name but a few.