A Level Biology at Wadebridge School
Unit 1 – Biology and Disease
33% AS Mark, 16% total A2
Disease and Immunity
The Digestive System
Lungs and Disease
Heart, Circulation and Disease
Unit 2 – The Variety of Living Organisms
46% AS Mark, 23% total A2
Exchange and Transport Systems
Classification and Species Diversity
Unit 3 – Investigative and Practical Skills
20% AS Mark, 10% total A2
You will carry out a practical experiment and answer a written test.
Unit 4 – Populations and Environment 1
6% total A2
Photosynthesis and Respiration
Energy flows and food production
Ecosystems and Populations
Unit 5 – Control in Cells and Organisms
23% total A2
Sensitivity and Coordination
Nerves and Muscles
Unit 6 – Investigative and Practical Skills
10% total A2
You will carry out a practical experiment, apply statistical test to analyze the data, and answer a written test.
Students are required to achieve:
Grade B or above in at least 2 of the Separate Science GCSEs OR Grade B or above in both Core and Additional Science GCSEs.
In addition to these Science GCSEs you also need Grade B or above in a Maths GCSE
- Class discussion
- Note taking
- Practical activities
- Group work on presentations
- Independent research
- Practice exam questions
- Standardized internal assessment ISA
- Field work
If you are considering applying to university to study biology, zoology, ecology, animal science, marine biology, life sciences, medicine, environmental science, forensic science or any other subject related to the natural world, then A-level Biology is essential. Possible career choices that require A-level Biology include: biological testing, biotechnology, independent research, food industry jobs, nutrition, medicine, doctor, nurse, veterinarian, zoologist, zookeeper, animal care, veterinary nurse, scientist, amongst a huge range of others.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wadebridge School directly.