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Biology A Level at Queen Katharine Academy

Course description

The course is designed to give students a good introduction to core biological concepts and techniques. Students can expect to be given the basic tools of the biologist in module 1 and 2. The topics covered strike a balance between molecular biology, anatomy and physiology and environmental biology. You will be expected to be able to find connections between a range of topics, making sense of the interconnectedness of every aspect of biological systems.

 

Course content

Paper 1: This paper will examine the following topics:

● Topic 1: Biological Molecules

● Topic 2: Cells, Viruses and Reproduction of Living Things.

● Topic 3: Classification and Biodiversity

● Topic 4: Exchange and Transport

● Topic 5: Energy for Biological Processes

● Topic 6: Microbiology and Pathogens

● Topic 7: Modern Genetics.

Paper 2: This paper will examine the following topics:

● Topic 1: Biological Molecules

● Topic 2: Cells, Viruses and Reproduction of Living Things

● Topic 3: Classification and Biodiversity

●Topic 4: Exchange and Transport

● Topic 5: Origins of Genetic Variation

● Topic 6: Control Systems

● Topic 7: Ecosystems.

 

Entry requirements

Anyone who has Core and Additional Science at B or above from GCSE, or separate sciences, to include Biology. At least 2 sciences are required, both at B or above, to include Biology. If all three separate sciences are taken, at least 2 must be at B or above, to include Biology.

Assessment

A mixture of module tests in May/June and coursework.

Future opportunities

Further study opportunities include A Level Biology, degree level study in a range of subjects, including: Biology, Veterinary Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Sports Studies, Medicine.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 15 November 2015
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