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Exam board – AQA
Entry Requirement – GCSE Grade 6 or above in Biology or Combined Science and GCSE Grade 5 or above in Mathematics

Who Should I contact for more information – Mr Gunnoo

What does this Course lead to?
Many degree courses, medicine, nursing, food industry, environmental industry and teaching are just a few careers that this A level can take you to.

What will I study

The content is organised into the eight units listed below

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  • Energy transfers in and between organisms
  • Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • The control of gene expression

Units 1-4 are studied during Year 12 and units 5 -8 in Year 13.

What are the benefits of studying this course and what will I gain from it?

A well respected A level that can open a lot of doors at University and a prerequisite for biology related courses. Many jobs and industries require a biology qualification.

How will I be assessed

100% exam but with a practical endorsement gained from completing 12 required practicals across two years. The exams have the following breakdown:

Paper 1
2 hours
35% of A level

Paper 2
2 hours
35% of A level

Paper 3
2 hours
30% of A level