Biology A Level at Aylesbury Grammar School
Biology is a popular A Level subject, whether combined with other Sciences and Mathematics, or Geography. Biology is a preferred subject for medical, veterinary and pharmaceutical careers. It is obviously necessary for continued university studies in Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Ecology and all related disciplines.
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in Biology (planning, implementing, analysis and evaluation)
Module 2 – Foundation Biology Cells Biological molecules
Module 3 – Exchange and transport Exchange surfaces Transport in animals Transport in plants
Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system Biodiversity Classification and evolution
Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy Excretion as an example of homeostatic control Neural communication Hormonal communication Plant and animal responses Photosynthesis Respiration
Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems Cellular control Patterns of inheritance Manipulating genomes Cloning and biotechnology Ecosystems Populations and sustainability
a GCSE grade A in Biology or in Science and Additional Science (or a ‘high’ B with a strong teacher recommendation) is the minimum required to apply for Biology AS / A level.
Assessment consists of 3 examination papers (Biological processes, Biological diversity and Unified Biology) totaling 6 hours.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aylesbury Grammar School directly.