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Biology at The Pingle School

Course description

There are two written units and one coursework unit in each year of the biology course. Unit tests are taken in June with the coursework unit also being submitted in June.

Subject content:


These are some of the topics included in units 1 and 2:

 biological molecules, cell transport, lung structure and function, heart structure and function, pathogens, diseases of the heart and lungs, enzymes and digestion, variety in living organisms, variation, classification and plant transport, the genetic code and cell division.


These are some of the topics included in units 4 and 5:

 populations and ecosystems, nutrient cycles, inheritance, nervous control, muscles and movement, homeostasis, protein synthesis, genetic technology, photosynthesis and respiration.

Entry requirements

Any student entering the course must have achieved a grade B GCSE in biology or B in GCSE science and additional science. Grade C in GCSE mathematics and English are also essential.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Pingle School directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years