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Biology A Level at Teesdale School

Course description

Studying Biology helps you to understand what fuels the processes of life and how life produces more life. You will recognise a great deal of GCSE Science in AS Biology, but the course concentrates much more on the workings of the body's natural building-blocks: the cells. It explores how the whole body is a complex set of interacting cells, and that the workings of the cells are driven by the activity of molecules inside them.

The OCR AS specification gives you the opportunity to explore these - and other - issues, beginning as it does with a study of the lives of microscopic cells and the implications of disease, before moving on to a review of living biodiversity.

Biology is supported by experimental work. Students learn to collect reliable data, search for patterns, and to recognise anomalies. This means that Biology is not just for scientists! The skills acquired by studying Biology would be of great benefit in a variety of careers: teaching, journalism, finance, law, and many more.

Course Content

AS

  • Unit F211: Cells, Exchange and Transport, Module 1: Cells
  • Unit F211: Cells, Exchange and Transport, Module 2: Exchange and Transport
  • Unit F212: Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health, Module 1: Biological Molecules
  • Unit F212: Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health, Module 2: Food and Health
  • Unit F212: Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health, Module 3: Biodiversity and Evolution

A2

  • Unit F214: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy, Module 1: Communication and Homeostasis
  • Unit F214: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy, Module 2: Excretion
  • Unit F214: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy, Module 3: Photosynthesis
  • Unit F214: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy, Module 4: Reparation
  • Unit F215: Control, Genomes and Environment, Module 1: Cellular Control and Variation
  • Unit F215: Control, Genomes and Environment, Module 2: Biotechnology and Gene Technologies
  • Unit F215: Control, Genomes and Environment, Module 3: Ecosystems and Sustainability
  • Unit F215: Control, Genomes and Environment, Module 4: Responding to the Environment
  • Unit F216: Practical Skills in Biology 2 - Practical tasks

 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 March 2015

Key information

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

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