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Biology A Level at Sacred Heart Catholic College

Course description

A Level Biology is a challenging, rewarding course that helps students develop skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career.

It offers teachers and students freedom, creativity and opportunity for independent progression from GCSE Science or Biology.

A Level Biology builds on the concepts and skills developed in the GCSE. Students who study A Level Biology may go on to a Biology-related degree course.

Biology at Sacred Heart is a popular choice. The department has very good facilities and enjoys good links with local universities.

The course is designed to encourage candidates to develop essential knowledge and understanding of concepts of biology and to understand scientific methods and awareness of advances in technology through a variety of theoretical and practical models.

Course content

Year 12
- Biological Molecules
- Cells
- Organisms exchanging substances with their environment
- Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Year 13
- Energy transfers in and between organisms
- Organisms responding to changes in their internal and external environments
- Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
- The control of gene expression

Assessment

A Level Paper 1
- Biological Molecules
- Cells
- Organisms exchanging substances with their environment
- Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
- Relevant practical skills

Written exam: 2 hours. 91 marks, 35% of A Level.

A Level Paper 2
- Energy transfers in and between organisms
- Organisms responding to changes in their internal and external environments
- Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
- The control of gene expression
- Relevant practical skills

Written exam: 2 hours. 91 marks, 35% of A Level.

A Level Paper 3
- Biological Molecules
- Cells
- Organisms exchanging substances with their environment
- Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
- Energy transfers in and between organisms
- Organisms responding to changes in their internal and external environments
- Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
- The control of gene expression
- Relevant practical skills

Written exam: 2 hours. 78 marks, 30% of A Level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sacred Heart Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 07 March 2017
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