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Biology is known as the science of life, as it covers humans, plants, micro-organisms and the environment. 

You will learn about genetics, molecules, taxonomy, natural selection, evolutionary theory, global warming, bacteria and viruses and gain an understanding of how society makes decisions about scientific issues.

Through biology you will have gained a wide range of skills including investigation, analysing information, using data and general scientific skills

It goes well with other sciences such as chemistry, maths, psychology and geography and is considered by many universities as a 'facilitating subject' which can lead on to many future options.

Studying biology can lead to careers in a range of areas including energy and the environment, animals and agriculture and, scientific, pharmaceutical and medical research.

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Jobs tagged with a leaf are green jobs that may be involved in producing goods or services that help to protect the environment and look after our natural resources.

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You can watch a great series of videos of young people who are working in jobs that use Biology and Science here on Careerpilot or on the BBC Bitesize website.

Do a free, short, online course to find out more about biology (looks great on your CV too!)

  • The Science of Nutrition
  • What Drives the Body?
  • Why Biology Matters: Basic Concepts

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