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A Level Biology at Lady Margaret School

Course description

We will use a wide variety of approaches to deliver subject content – lectures, videos and practicals. Independent study is also hugely important. You will also be expected to give your own presentations on selected areas of the syllabus. There will also be the opportunity to attend external lectures.

Entry requirements

Students will be expected to obtain a minimum grade of A in Additional Science GCSE or at least a B grade in Biology Separate Science GCSE.

Please note that the study of Core Sciences alone is not suitable preparation for AS Biology.


Syllabus OCR Biology (2010)
AS H021
A2 H421

The course is modular and will consist of six units:

AS Unit F211: Cells, Exchange and Transport

AS Unit F212: Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health

AS Unit F213: Practical Skills in Biology 1

A2 Unit F214: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy

A2 Unit F215: Control, Genomes and Environment

A2 Unit F216: Practical skills in Biology 2

Practical skills are assessed internally through unit F213 and F216. (20% of total A2 mark)

Future opportunities

A Level Biology is a desirable qualification for areas in Medicine, Pharmacy and various fields of research and paramedical professions such as Physiotherapy, Midwifery and Radiography. In addition it could provide openings in Publishing, Scientific Journalism or Medical Secretarial work. Many girls who have decided to go in an ‘artistic’ or ‘humanities’ direction study Biology to complement their studies whilst ‘keeping in touch’ with the Sciences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lady Margaret School directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2015
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