A Level Biology A will encourage learners to:
• 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.
Content is divided into six teaching modules:
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology
Module 2 – Foundations in biology
Module 3 – Exchange and transport
Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease
Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy
Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
Paper 1 assesses the content from Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5
Paper 2 assesses the content from Modules 1, 2, 4 and 6
Paper 3 assesses the content from Modules 1 to 6.
GCSE Grade 6 or above in Maths and grade 6 in Combined Science OR the Triple Sciences.