Biology AS/A Level (AQA) at Benton Park School
A-level Biology is a challenging, rewarding course that helps students develop skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career
What will the student study?
Topic 1: Biological molecules
Topic 2: Cells
Topic 3: Organisms and exchanges with the environment
Topic 4: Genetics
Topic 5: Energy transfers
Topic 6: Responding to the environment
Topic 7: Evolution and ecosystems
Topic 8: Control of genes
Biology grade B or Core and Additional Science both at grade B (with a minimum of grade B in the B1 and B2 units)
Mathematics grade B
Exam paper 1: Topics 1-4. 35% of A level grade.
Exam paper 2: Topics 5-8. 35% of A level grade.
Exam paper 3: All topics, including practical skills and a scientific essay.
Students will be expected to complete a number of assessed practical investigations over the course. If these are passed, students will be awarded a ‘Practical Skills Endorsement’ by AQA.
A Level Biology is thought highly of by universities, regardless of the course that you choose to do.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.