Elsa Pegram (Biology A Level)

Case Study

I chose to study biology at A-level as I always loved it at GCSE - it was something I could definitely see myself enjoying and I’m really happy with my decision. At first, I was worried, as biology has a reputation for being content heavy, which is true, so you have to be prepared to put in the effort, but the teachers are also there to help and support you throughout and I’ve definitely got used to it. Also, there are lots of lunchtime clinics available if there’s a topic you feel you need to go through more thoroughly to understand. 

Whilst I was learning the course, I found the immunology topic really fascinating, especially during the pandemic, along with biological molecules as it crosses over with chemistry (which is one of my other A-levels). There are also a few practicals, including dissections, which are fun and interesting to do in lessons.  

After A-levels I’m considering studying biosciences at university to go on to future careers in either marine biology, forensics or conservation - however, I’m not one hundred percent sure yet, but I do know that I want to pursue biology. 

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