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A Level Biology at North Oxfordshire Academy

Course description

The aims of the GCE in Biology are to enable students to:

  • develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, biology including developing an interest in further study and careers in the subject
  •  appreciate how society makes decisions about biology-related issues and how biology contributes to the success of the economy and society
  •  develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works
  •  develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of biology and how they relate to each other.

Course content

Year 1:

  •  Unit 1: Lifestyles, Transport, Genes and Health (1 hour 15 minutes exam, 40% of grade)
  •  Unit 2: Development, Plants and the Environment (1 hour 15 minutes exam, 40% of grade)
  •  Unit 3: Practical Biology and Research Skills (Internally assessed, 20% of grade)

Year 2:

  •  Unit 4: The Natural Environment and Species Survival (1 hour 15 minutes exam, 40% of grade)
  •  Unit 5: Energy, Exercise and Coordination (1 hour 30 minutes exam, 40% of grade)
  •  Unit 6: Practical Biology and Experimental Investigation (Internally assessed, 20% of grade)

Entry requirements

To do this course, you will need: 5 A*-C at GCSE including English, Maths and Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Oxfordshire Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

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