Biology is playing a more and more important part in our daily lives; topics such as genetically modified food, the environment, biotechnology and cloning are now subjects of mainstream discussion and are ones that are revolutionising our lives.

At King's, Biology is a very diverse subject that will help you understand how plants and animals 'work', the effects of our activities upon the planet and how species have evolved. The department is housed in its own building and has a well-stocked library, a large video bank and PCs.

The A Level Biology syllabus provides our Sixth Form students with a broad, relevant course and is a suitable preparation for a wide variety of university degrees, particularly Medicine, Veterinary Science, Human Sciences as well as the broader-based Biological Sciences. Biology is usually offered in combination with other science A Levels (Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics) but can complement any field of study.

A good performance in GCSE sciences (separate sciences or dual award) and preferably in Mathematics is a necessary basis for the course.

Results at A Level have been very good; they have been achieved by the hard work that comes from the high motivation of genuinely interested and committed students.

Students are expected to learn to study both independently and as part of a team. We expect students to work hard, but with the prospect of an interesting course and successful results.


  • Pupils attain excellent results in national competitions
  • Excellent results at GCSE and A Level
  • Exceptionally popular subject at A Level
  • High number of pupils move on to study biomedical related courses at university