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Biology A Level at The Grange School

Course description

The A Level Biology course is made up of 8 modules with a brief overview for each section, which puts the topic into a broader biological context and encourages understanding of the place of each topic within the subject. The overview is intended to encourage an overarching approach to both the teaching and learning of topic areas. Each module is interspersed with teacher assessed short practical activities aimed at enhancing complete understanding of the modules. These modules will all be tested in both theory and practical mediums on completion of the two year course.

Course content

Year 12 Sections 1-4 Including 1. Biological molecules 2. Cells 3. Organisms exchange substances with their environment 4. Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms Year 13 Section 5-8 Including 5. Energy transfers in and between organisms 6. Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments 7. Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems 8. Control of gene expression.

Entry requirements

You will need GSCE Science (Triple or Double) with grade A* or grade A. A good grade of at least a B grade in Mathematics and English Language will be an additional benefit. 


The A-level is assessed by three x 2 hour exams, the content of Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 is compulsory. Paper 1 – Any content from section 1-4, 35% of A-Level Paper 2 – Any content from section 5-8, 35% of A-level Paper 3 – Any content from section 1-8, 30% of A-level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Grange School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years