Biology– AS and A level at Hitchin Girls School
Biology A covers the key concepts in biology. Teaching
of practical skills is integrated with theoretical topics
and they are assessed through the written papers.
If you take the 2 year A level option there is also a
practical endorsement that must be completed.
The A level course is split into 6 teaching modules and
there are 3 exam papers plus a practical non exam
endorsement to be reported separately at the end of
the 2 year course. Class teachers will assess these
practical skills in lessons. There are a minimum of 12
practical activities to be carried out over the 2 years.
This is reported separately to the exam grade as a pass
The AS course no longer counts towards an A level
but is a standalone qualification examined at the end
of year 12. The examination consists of 2 papers both
having 50% weighting. There is no coursework or
practical endorsements but practical work will still
be an essential part of lessons. The AS is designed to
be interesting and challenging and will give you the
applications needed for your biological studies.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hitchin Girls School directly.