Biology is the study of the living world, helping us to understand life in all its forms. From microscopic organisms and biochemical processes to large animals and whole ecosystems, the study of biology enlightens our understanding of the world we live in.

Applications of biological knowledge and research help us to prevent and cure disease, feed populations and conserve the natural world.


Students in Concord’s Lower School all study Biology. In Form 3, Biology forms a key part of the Science curriculum. In Forms 4 and 5, all students follow a GCSE Biology course.

Biology is also an A Level option for Sixth Form study.

Biology classes are taught in our state-of-the-art specialised laboratories and students have regular opportunities for practical investigation.

Beyond course study, Concord’s biologists can join in with additional practical work, enter competitions or take their biological interest in new directions with our Medical Society or the Biomedical Illustration club.



Mode of Assessment
Mode of Assessment: Examination

Biology GCSE explores a wide range of topics including cell biology, infection and response, bioenergetics, homeostasis, inheritance, evolution and ecology.


A Level


Mode of Assessment
Examination. AS level examinations are taken at the end of 6.1 and A Levels at the end of 6.2

A level Biology explores the fundamental molecules that make up cells, the structure of different cells and how processes within the cell allow it to replicate and function both alone, but also as part of a tissue, organ or organ system. Students will then explore how organ systems integrate allowing an organism to function as a whole interacting with other organisms and the natural environment.


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