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Biology A Level at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College

Course description

The course consists of 6 modules. Modules 2 - 6 are theory units, with written examinations in June. The first unit is based on continuous assessment of practical skills throughout the course, plus written questions on practical skills in the examination papers.


Course content

Year 12

Module 1: Development of Practical Skills in Biology
Module 2: Foundations in Biology
2.1.1 Cell Structure
2.1.2 Biological Molecules
2.1.3 Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids
2.1.4 Enzymes
2.1.5 Biological Membranes
2.1.6 Cell Division, Cell Diversity and Cellular Organisation

Module 3: Exchange and Transport
3.1.1 Exchange Surfaces
3.1.2 Transport in animals
3.1.3 Transport in plants

Year 13

Module 4: Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease
4.1.1 Communicable Diseases, Disease Prevention and the Immune System
4.2.1 Biodiversity
4.2.2 Classification and Evolution

Module 5: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy
5.1.1 Communication and Homeostasis
5.1.2 Excretion as an example of homeostatic control
5.1.3 Neuronal communication
5.1.4 Hormonal communication
5.1.5 Plant and animal responses
5.2.1 Photosynthesis
5.2.2 Respiration

Module 6: Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems
6.1.1 Cellular Control
6.1.2 Patterns of Inheritance
6.1.3 Manipulating Genomes
6.2.1 Cloning and Biotechnology
6.3.1 Ecosystems
6.3.2 Populations and Sustainability

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 20 March 2017
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