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Biology OCR AS Level at Kantor King Solomon High School

Course description

Biology will give you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of biology. It covers the key concepts of biology and practical skills are integrated throughout the course. This combination of academic challenge and practical focus makes the prospect of studying Biology highly appealing.

You will learn about the core concepts of biology and about the impact of biological research and how it links to everyday life. You will learn to apply your knowledge, investigate and solve problems in a range of contexts.

Course content

  • develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other
  • develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods
  • develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills
  • develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject
  • understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society (as exemplified in ‘How Science Works’ (HSW)).

Entry requirements

Minimum of 6 GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Mathematics with a grade B or above in the subjects to be studied.

Assessment

Learners must complete both components (01 and 02) to be awarded the OCR AS Level in Biology.

Component 1: Breadth in biology

  • 70 Marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • written paper

Component 2: Depth in biology

  • 70 Marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • written paper

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kantor King Solomon High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2016
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