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Biology AS/A2 Level (Linear) at Anglo European School

Course description

 

SYNOPSIS OF CONTENT

 

Module 1: The development of practical skills. This involves planning, implementing, analyzing and evaluating investigations.

Module 2: Foundations in biology includes the following topics; cell structure, cell division, cell diversity, biological molecules e.g. enzymes

Module 3: Exchange and Transport includes the following topics; gas exchange, transport in plants, transport in animals

Module 4: Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease includes the following topics; biodiversity, classification and evolution, immune system, disease and disease prevention.

Module 5: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy includes the following topics;

photosynthesis, respiration, excretion, nervous and hormonal systems

Module 6: Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems includes the following topics;

patterns of inheritance, cloning, biotechnology, manipulating genomes, ecosystems, populations and sustainability

Course content subject to OFQUAL approval

 

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

A grade B or higher in GCSE Biology or Core and Additional science. Students must also have achieved a grade B or higher in the Biology components of their Core and Additional Science GCSEs.

Assessment

Paper 1 Biological processes – 2 hours 15 minutes. Multiple choice questions, structured questions and extended response covering theory and practical skills. Questions on material from modules 1, 2, 3 and 5.

Paper 2 – Biological Diversity 2 hours 15 minutes. Multiple choice questions, structured questions and extended response covering theory and practical skills. Questions on material from modules 1, 2, 4 and 6.

Paper 3 – Unified Biology – 1 hour 30 minutes. Structured questions and extended response questions on material from all modules.

Future opportunities

N/A

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Anglo European School directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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