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Biology at Notre Dame High School

Course description

AS UNITS
BIOL1 Biology and Disease - Examination paper (60 raw marks/100 UMS) 5 – 7 short answer questions plus 2 longer questions (a short comprehension and a structured question requiring continuous prose) 1hr 15 mins 33.3% of the total AS marks, 16.7% of the total A Level marks.
BIOL2 The variety of Living Organisms - Examination paper (85 raw marks/140 UMS) 5 – 7 short answer questions plus 2 longer questions (1 data handling and 1 assessing How Science Works) 1 hour 45 minutes 46.7% of the total AS marks 23.3% of the total A Level mark.
BIO3X - Externally Marked Route X (50 raw marks/60 UMS)20% of total AS marks 10% of total A Level marks.

A2 UNITS
BIOL4 Populations and Environment - Examination paper (75 raw marks/100 UMS) 6–9 short answer questions plus 2 longer questions involving continuous prose and How Science Works 1 hour 30 minutes16.7% of the total A Level marks.
Unit 5 BIOL5 Control in Cells and in Organisms - Examination paper (100 raw marks/140 UMS) 8 – 10 short answer questions plus 2 longer questions, a data-handling question and a synoptic essay - choice of one.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Notre Dame High School directly.

Last updated date: 02 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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