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Biology A Level at Mill Hill County High School

Course description

This A Level builds on concepts and skills that will have been developed in GCSE Science. It presents essential principles in interesting and relevant contexts, and also emphasises both the way in which scientists work and the contributions of science to modern society.

Course content

After studying the course, students should be able to:

  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of concepts of biology, and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations
  • Develop an understanding of scientific methods
  • Be aware of advances in technology, including information technology, relevant to biology
  • Recognise the value and responsible use of biology in society
  • Show knowledge and understanding of facts, principles and concepts from different areas of biology and to make and use connections between them

1.  Biological Moledules                                                        
 5.   Energy transfers in and between organisms
2.  Cells                                                                                
6.  Organisms respond to changes in their environments
3.  Organisms exchange substances with their environment      
7.  Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
4.  Genetic information, variation and relationships between    
8.  The control of gene expression organisms

Entry requirements

A minimum of an A grade in GCSE Additional Science of GCSE Biology, AND at least one other B grade in a GCSE Science subject.

Assessment

AS Level

Paper 1 - Any content, including relevant practical skills
1½ hours examination   /  50% of the total AS Level mark

Paper 2 - Any content, including relevant practical skills assessed
1½ hours examination   /   50% of the total AS Level mark

A2 Level

Paper 1 - Any content from topics 1-4, including relevant practical skills 
2 hour examination   /   35% of the total A Level mark

Paper 2 - Any content from topics 5-8, including relevant practical skills assessed
2 hour examination   /   35% of the total A Level mark

Paper 3 - Any content from topics 1-8, including relevant practical skills assessed
2 hour examination   /   30% of the total A Level mark

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mill Hill County High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2015

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