Biology at Lodge Park Academy
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.
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.