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What is a biology course? 

These courses are short academic programmes ideal for those who want to brush up on their biology skills at any level. With the constant help of professional tutors, you will be extensively guided through numerous modules that will fully prepare you with all the tools you will need to master your upcoming A-Level examination! 

Throughout, you will also get the opportunity to work on individual assignments, as well as take part in group work and discussions, during which key aspects of biology will be covered. The ultimate aim of this approach is to provide you with a more shared idea on the subject, whilst at the same time having the opportunity to give and receive valuable feedback. 

When it comes to the final grades, a formal assessment is carried out on the aforementioned practical work as well as theory, which customarily takes the form of a computer-based examination.

Why should you take up a biology course?

If you're aiming to improve your biology skills then you're in the right place! Signing up to a biology course will not simply help you improve your knowledge in the subject, but will also help you to ace that upcoming A-Level exam. 

You should most definitely consider taking up one of these courses if you:

  • Are preparing for an exam
  • Need help to tackle and understand certain topics 
  • Want to refresh and enhance your skills
  • Want to have a better grasp on the whys and hows of the science
  • Need to build your overall confidence when it comes to writing (academic-standard) biological essays

What and how will you learn throughout these biology courses?

Applying to one of these biology courses comes with plenty of benefits that will undoubtedly enhance your scientific skills and overall confidence when it comes to understanding and applying certain theories. Through meticulous individual attention and guidance as well as plenty of practical work, tutors will help you to familiarise yourself well with the subject, become more comfortable, and improve your work through feedback and constructive criticism, allowing your knowledge to prosper.

The outline of these biology courses will be comprised of several key areas which will teach you all there is to know about the area, and collectively, will get you all geared up and ready for your exam! Some of the core modules covered will be:

  1. Development of Practical Skills in Biology
  2. Foundations in Biology
  3. Exchange and Transport
  4. Biodiversity, evolution, and Disease
  5. Communications, Homeostasis, and Energy
  6. Genetics, Evolution, and Ecosystems

Besides fully preparing you for your upcoming A-Level examination, enroling for one of these courses will also introduce you to several possible careers in the field of biology, some of which include:  

  • Research
  • Biologist
  • Lab Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Research Scientist

What study options are available for biology courses?

Biology courses can be found all over the UK. You can either study in a classroom at a college or university, or you can choose to study online - whichever suits you best.


A classroom course will take place at a designed time and location. This is a great option for the individual who wants to take training into their own hands or a small business who just needs to have a few employees trained.


Online training is an option for those who favor flexibility. Individuals can participate in the course at their own pace and on their own time.

From introductory courses to more advanced programmes, you will find anything you might need that ideally suits you!

How much does a biology course cost? 

Fees for these courses differ greatly, so you shouldn't hesitate to sign up, even if you are on a limited budget − we have a course at any price point!

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