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Biology A level at Central Lancaster High School

Course description

Students will be studying the new A level specification. They will need to choose whether an AS or A level is appropriate for them. For the first year of each course, the cohorts will taught the same content.

Course content

AS Level and 1st year of A Level (Year 12)

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology.

Module 2 – Foundations in Biology.

Module 3 – Exchange and Transport.

Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease.

 

2nd Year of A Level (Year 13)

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology (continued).

Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy

Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems

Entry requirements

Normal entry expectation for level 3 courses is 5 GCSE A* to C grades.

Assessment

All assessment will take place terminally, at the end of the course.

 

AS level:

Breadth in biology; 1 hour 30 minutes, written paper. 50% of total A level.

Depth in biology; 1 hour 30 minutes, written paper. 50% of total A level.

Both examinations assesses content from all four year 12 modules.

 

A level

1) Biological processes; 2 hour 15 minutes written paper. 37% of total A level 

  • content from modules 1, 2, 3 and 5.

2) Biological diversity; 2 hour 15 minutes written paper. 37% of total A level

  • content from modules 1, 2, 4 and 6.

3) Unified biology; 1 hour 30 minutes written paper. 26% of total A level

  • content from all modules (1 to 6).

4) Practical endorsement in biology; non-exam assessment, reported separately.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 December 2016
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