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AS/A2 Biology at Charter Academy

Course description

AS course content (Year 12) – 3 units
F211: Cells, Exchange and Transport - 1 hour written exam, AS Level – 30%, A Level – 15%
• Cells
• Exchange and Transport
F212: Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health - 1 hour 45 mins written exam, AS Level – 50%, A Level –
25%
• Biological Molecules
• Enzymes
• Biodiversity and Classification
• Variation, Adaptation and Evolution
• Human Interactions
F213: Practical Skills in Biology 1- internal assessment, AS Level – 20%, A Level – 10%
• Internal assessment of practical skills
A2 course content (Year 13) – 3 units
F214: Communications, Homeostasis and Energy, 1 hour written exam, A Level – 15%
• Communication
• Nerves and Hormones
• Excretion
• Photosynthesis and Respiration
F215: Control, Genomes and Environment, 1 hour 45 mins written exam, A Level – 25%
• Cellular Control
• Biotechnology
• Ecosystems and Sustainability
• Responding to the Environment
F216: Practical skills in Biology 2, Internal assessment, A Level – 10%
• Internal assessment of practical skills

Entry requirements

Minimum GCSE Grade B in Additional Science and Core Science
Preferred GCSE Grade B in Biology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charter Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 November 2014
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Key information

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

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