Biology AS and A Level at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith
In Year 12 students will build on their knowledge of many of the themes covered at GCSE. Key topics include cell structure, variation, basic biochemistry and exchange and transport.
In Year 13 students will develop their biological skills further as they study energy transfers, responses to changes in their internal and external environments and genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems.
We would normally expect students to have achieved at least a grade A in Biology and a B in Chemistry at GCSE to be able to successfully study this course.
Assessment will be by examination at the end of the course. Practical skills are taught throughout the course and will be assessed through appropriate questions within the examinations which contribute to the A level grade alongside a separate internally assessed endorsement qualification indicating students have developed appropriate practical competencies.
Biology is a very rewarding subject which can lead to the study of Biology in its own right as well as many associated subjects at a higher level. There are those subjects which are very obviously connected with Biology such as Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science, Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy. There are, however, many other courses and careers where having an A level in Biology would be useful with the fastest growing areas being those of Genetics, Biotechnology and Sports Science.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith directly.
Last updated date: 15 August 2016