Biology A Level at Monkseaton High School
The A Level course provides a comprehensive journey through the systems that control and manage living organisms.
- Practical and experimental skills (to include 12 compulsory experiments in the full A Level)
- Data handling, analysis and evaluation
- Synoptic overview of the relevance of biology in society in the 21st century
- Collaboration and communication via subject based problem solving
- Independent study skills
Topic 1: Biological molecules and their universal nature
Topic 2: Cells as the building blocks of life
Topic 3: Exchange of substances between organisms and the environment
Topic 4: DNA, genetic information and variation
Topic 5: Energy transfers in and between organisms
Topic 6: How organisms respond to changes in both the internal and external environments
Topic 7: Genetics, evolution and the formation of new species
Topic 8: The control of genes and applications of genetic technology in medicine
5A*-C/9-5 GCSE grades. Students must also achieve at least B grades in Core Science and Additional Science or GCSE Biology, and at least a grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.
Paper 1 May/June: 35% of total A Level
Paper 2 May June: 35% of total A Level
Paper 3 May/June: 30%of the total A Level
Practical skill development through 12 compulsory experiments.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monkseaton High School directly.