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Biology at Lodge Park Academy

Course description

Units Studied ‐ Year 12 (AS)
 Mod 1: Development of practical skills
 Mod 2: Foundations in Biology
 Mod 3: Exchange and transport
 Mod 4: Biodiversity, evolution and disease

Units Studied ‐ Year 13 (A2)
 Mod 1 – Mod 4
 Mod 5: Communications, homeostasis and energy
 Mod 6: Genetics, evolution and ecosystems

Method of Assessment
Students who chose the AS option will sit two exams which cover all four modules:
 Breadth in Biology – multiple choice and structured questions
 Depth in Biology – structured questions

Both papers are 1 hour 30 min and are weighted at 50%.

Students who chose the A2 option will sit three exams which together cover all six modules:
 Biological Processes – multiple choice and structured questions
 Biological Diversity – multiple choice and structured questions
 Unified biology – structured questions and extended response questions

The first two are 2 hour 15 min in length and are weighted at 37% each. The third is 1 hour 30min and weighted at 26%.

Coursework consists of 12 practical activities to demonstrate practical competence which are not assessed as part of the A level grade. Practical knowledge and skills are assessed as a component of the exams.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Biology or GCSE Additional Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lodge Park Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September