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BIOLOGY at The Langley Academy

Course description

Unit 1: Biology and Disease -

Students will:

  1. Learn how digestive and gas exchange systems may be affected by communicable and

non-communicable diseases

  1. Develop a knowledge of basic biology allows us to understand the symptoms of disease and interpret data relating to risk factors.

Assessment: Externally assessed written examination.

Unit 2: The variety of living organisms

Students will:

  1. Study the influence of genetic and environmental factors on intra-specific variation
  2. Understand how the variety of life is reflected in similarities and differences in its biochemical basis and cellular organisation
  3. Draw conclusions about how size and metabolic rate affect an organism’s requirements and give rise to adaptations.

Unit 3: Practical and Investigative Skills

Students will be assessed throughout the practical work in the contexts of Units 1 and 2. This will also examine their ability to interpret, analyse, conclude and evaluate Scientific evidence.

Unit 4: Populations and Environment

Students will:

  1. understand that living organisms form ecosystems through which energy is transferred and chemical elements cycled
  2. investigate how human activity affects ecological balance in a variety of ways
  3. use evidence to show how genetic variation and isolation may lead to the formation of new species

Unit 5: Control in Cells and in Organisms -

Students will:

  1. understand the co-ordination of Stimulus and responses – the biology of the nervous and endocrine systems
  2. interpret how Homeostasis maintains a constant internal environment
  3. understand how genes control cells, organisms and genetic expression

Unit 6: Practical and Investigative Skills

Students will be assessed throughout the practical work in the contexts of Units 1 and 2. This will also examine their ability to interpret, analyse, conclude and evaluate Scientific evidence.

Entry requirements

Science B and English B

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Langley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 29 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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