Biology A Level at Caldew School
This qualification is linear, meaning that students will sit all the AS exams at the end of their AS course and all the A Level exams at the end of their A Level Course.
Unit 1: Biological Molecules
Unit 2: Cells
Unit 3: Organisms exchange substances with their environment
Unit 4: Genetic Information variation and relationships between organisms
Unit 5: Energy transfers in and between organisms
Unit 6: Organisims respond to changes in their internal and external environment
Unit 7: Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
Unit 8: The control of gene expression (A-level only)
The AS course will cover units 1 to 4 and the A Level units 1-8
We advise that students should have Grade B or above in GCSE Science
Each unit is examined and there are opportunities to re-sit.
The usual pattern is:
Unit 1 to 4: June of the AS year
Unit 5 to 8: June of the A Level year
A Level Biology provides a sound base for many degree and career options. It is particularly relevant for Medicine and Health Care, Veterinary, Agriculture, Horticulture, Bio-chemistry, Genetics, and Bio-technology. You could train to be a Zoologist, Botanist or Micro-biologist.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caldew School directly.