Biology is the science of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, and distribution. Organisms studied range from simple one-celled organisms not seen with the naked eye (micro-organisms) to large complex organisms such as human beings. It includes botany and zoology, the study of plant life and animal life respectively.
A level students attend practical sessions including two fieldwork activities (one coastal fieldwork), a nature walk and a dissection week during which students explain the structure of organs such as the heart to other students. The Biology department also organises a brief work experience for its students at the beginning of summer.
You can study Biology at:
|Advanced Level||A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level (MQF Level 3) or equivalent is required||2 years||5/6 lessons per week||1 tutorial per week 1 practical (2 lessons) per week|
No previous knowledge is required
|2 years||3 lessons per week||N/A|
Students must have previously completed the two year course in any institution
|1 year||5 lessons per week||
1 tutorial per week &
Preferably subject must have been studied at SEC Level
|1 year course||4/5 lessons per week||1 practical (1 lesson per week)if required|
- Advanced/Intermediate Biology cannot be taken with Intermediate Environmental Science.
- For SEC level students, practical sessions are available only for beginners.
Students will be informed at the start of the course.
The teaching programme is supplemented by
- Fieldwork activities
- Site visits (for Advanced level and Ordinary level students)
Further Studies/Career opportunities
- University of Malta
- Institute of Tourism Studies
- Careers in field biology and agriculture, forensic science, education psychology and health care