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Biology A Level at The Broxbourne School

Course description

AS Units
Unit F211: Cells, Exchange and Transport
This unit includes two modules. In module 1 students learn in detail about cell structure, function, communication and cell
division. In module 2 the emphasis is on the whole organism, looking at exchange surfaces and transport systems in plants
and animals.
Unit F212: Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health
This unit includes three modules, the first focuses on the important biological molecules. The second on food, health and
disease and the third on biodiversity and evolution.
Unit F213: Practical Skills in Biology 1
This unit incorporates all practical tasks needed to complete the AS course. It involves teacher assessed coursework where
the students complete a quantative, qualitative and evaluative task.
A2 Units
Unit F214: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy
This unit includes four modules: Communication and Homeostasis, Excretion, Photosynthesis and Respiration.
Unit F215: Control, Genomes and Environment
The unit is made up of four modules including Cellular Control and Variation, Biotechnology and Gene Technologies,
Ecosystems and Sustainability, and Responding to the Environment.
Unit F216: Practical Skills in Biology 2
This unit incorporates all practical tasks needed to complete the A2 course, again in the form of teacher assessed
coursework.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to The Broxbourne School Sixth Form are based on both the average KS4 points achieved in the summer of year 11 and specific grades gained in subjects relevant to those that they wish to pursue in the Sixth Form. Students are expected to take four AS subjects and AS General Studies in Year 12 and should have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study.
To enter the Sixth Form to study 4 or 5 AS / A-level courses students should have achieved at least 5+ A* - C grades including English and Maths, must have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study and
• gained an average points score of 43 points or more and,
• achieved the entry grade B in the GCSE subject they wish to study at AS / A-level or in the case of subjects not taken at GCSE the entry grade in related subjects
• achieve at least an A in GCSE Maths to take AS level Maths

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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