Biology A-Level at Coopers School
Year 1 Modules - Year 12 - A diverse range of topics will be studied for both plants and animals. Topics will cover molecular biology, cell biology, human biology, plant biology, disease, and food production. Practical skills will be developed throughout the year and internally assessed in the summer term.
Year 2 Modules - Year 13 - This year builds on AS whilst furthering knowledge to cover communication inside organisms, photosynthesis, respiration, cloning, biotechnology, ecosystems, plant and animal responses. Practical skills from AS will be built on throughout the course of the year. Synoptic material is included in the exam.
Unit 1 Cells, Exchange and transport - Exam 30%
Unit 2 Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health - Exam 50%
Unit 3 Practical skills in Biology 1 - Practical Assessment - 20%
Unit 4 Communication, Homeostasis and Energy - Exam 15%
Unit 5 Control, Genomes and Environment - Exam 25%
Unit 6 Practical skills in Biology 2 - Practical Assessment - 10%
GCSE English Language B or better
GCSE Maths B or better
GCSE Biology B or better / GCSE Core and Additional Science BB
To university to read Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Food Science, Microbiology, Genetics, Physiotherapy, Sports Science, Health and Social Care, Nutrition, Brewing, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Zoology, Marine Biology, Botany and Forestry.
The study of Biology develops literacy, numeracy, problem solving, team work, researching, investigative and other skills that are transferable to a wide range of career paths such as medicine, veterinary medicine, forensic science, environmental science and genetics based research.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coopers School directly.