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BIOLOGY at Lord Williams's School

Course description

The AS units are:

Cells Exchange and Transport - fundamental concepts, techniques and procedures in biology. It includes Animal and Plant Transport, Gaseous Exchange, Cells and Organisation. 1 hour examination (30%).

Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health - giving an understanding of Biological Molecules, Enzymes, Diet and Food Production, Health and Disease, Biodiversity, Classification and Evolution.1 hour 45 min examination (50%). Practical Skills in Biology – these will be set by OCR but assessed in school (20%). AS course = 50% A2

The A2 units are: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy - covering Nerves, Hormones, Excretion, Respiration and Photosynthesis (30%). Control Genomes and Environment - covering Cellular Control, Variation, Biotechnology, Genomes and Gene technologies, Ecosystems and Sustainability. 1 hour 45 min examination (50%). Practical Skills in Biology – these will be set by OCR but assessed in school (20%).

Entry requirements

Grade B GCSE Additional Science or above and Grade B in English Language. Mathematics at a grade B is preferred. In particular, a good command of English is required. You will need a commitment to good old fashioned learning as the terminology is vast. You will also need to develop skills to read and interpret unfamiliar material written in scientific language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lord Williams's School directly.

Last updated date: 19 April 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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