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BIOLOGY SALTERS NUFFIELD ADVANCED (EDEXCEL) at The Robert Napier School

Course description

The course consists of 3 externally examined papers each contributing 33.3% of the overall total qualification.

As well as exams there will be an internally assessed and externally moderated Science Practical Endorsement.

Course content

Paper 1: The Natural Environment & Species Survival (9BN0/01)

This paper will examine the following topics:

Topic 1 - Lifestyle, Health & Risk

Topic 2 – Genes and Health

Topic 3 – Voice of the Genome

Topic 4 – Biodiversity and Natural Resources

Topic 5 – On the Wild Side

Topic 6 – Immunity, Infection and Forensics

Paper 2: Energy, Exercise and Co-ordination (9BN0/02)

This paper will examine the following topics:

Topic 1 - Lifestyle, Health & Risk

Topic 2 – Genes and Health

Topic 3 – Voice of the Genome

Topic 4 – Biodiversity and Natural Resources

Topic 7 – Run for your life

Topic 8 – Grey Matter

Paper 3: General and Practical Applications in Biology (9BN0/03)

• This paper will include questions from topics 1-8

• A scientific article will be pre-released on our website 8 weeks before the examination

Science Practical Endorsement This qualification will give students opportunities to use relevant apparatus and techniques to develop and demonstrate specific practical skills. These skills must be assessed through a minimum of 12 identified practical activities within each qualification. The assessment outcomes will be reported separately on students’ certificates alongside the overall grade for the qualification. To achieve a pass, students must demonstrate that they are competent in all of the practical skills listed in the subject content requirements for Biology, as published by the Department for Education.

Entry requirements

A B grade in GCSE Biology or B grade in Additional Science.

Assessment

See course content above.

Future opportunities

This course offers the opportunity to access university level courses relating to Biology, Zoology, Biological Science, Ecology and Environmental Science and Genetics. It may also lead to careers in research, medical fields, biomedical research and environmental and ecological monitoring and research, also courses in Childcare, Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Teaching, Forensics, Psychology and Sports Science.

Further information

Contact Mr Tuffin

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Robert Napier School directly.

Last updated date: 04 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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