CCEA qualifications in Biology are available at GCSE and GCE.
Biology is the study of life. It explores the complexity of living organisms, their structures and functions, and life processes such as photosynthesis, respiration, reproduction and digestion. Biology looks at how characteristics are passed from parents to their offspring and how natural selection operates, creating the great diversity of species in the world today.
Today’s biologists are involved in researching and understanding some of the most controversial advances in human knowledge. These include the cloning of embryos, designer babies and genetically modified food.
Biologists are also involved in finding solutions to worldwide problems such as:
- global warming;
- the extinction of species;
- Ebola and other epidemic diseases; and
- MRSA and superbugs.
Biology is a fascinating subject that allows us to make a difference to tomorrow’s world by helping us understand the world we live in today.