Biology AS and A level at Stowmarket High School
OCR Biology A(H420) will give you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of biology. It covers the key concepts of biology and practical skills are integrated throughout the course.
You will learn about the core concepts of biology and about the impact of biological research and how it links to everyday life. You will learn to apply your knowledge, investigate and solve problems in a range of contexts.
Development of practical skills in biology
Nucleotides and nucleic acids
Transport in animals
Transport in plants
Communicable diseases and immunity
Classification and evolution
Patterns of inheritance
Communication and homeostasis
Plant and animal responses
Cloning and biotechnology
Populations and sustainability
Paper 1 - Biological processes (2hr 15min)
Paper 2 - Biological diversity (2hr 15min)
Paper 3 - Unified biology (1hr 30min)
Papers consist of a mix of multiple-choice, structured and extended response questions covering theory and practical skills.
Practical endorsement (non-exam assessment):
Through a range of experiments you will become competent in:
Applying investigative approach when using instruments and equipment
Making and recording observations
Researching, referencing and reporting
2 theory papers each 1hr 30 min
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stowmarket High School directly.