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Biology OCR A Level at Kantor King Solomon High School

Course description

Biology 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. This combination of academic challenge and practical focus makes the prospect of studying A Level Biology highly appealing.

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.

Course content

  • An interesting and challenging learning experience, linking key biological ideas and understanding how they relate to each other.
  • The development of transferable skills including: investigative, problem solving, research, decision making, mathematical skills and analytical skills.
  • Opens up a range of possibilities for further study and careers associated with the subject.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 6 GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Mathematics with a grade B or above in the subjects to be studied at A level.



Learners must complete all components (01, 02, 03 and 04) to be awarded the OCR A Level in Biology.

Component 1: Biological processes

  • 100 marks
  • 2 hour 15 minutes
  • written paper

Component 2: Biological diversity

  • 100 marks
  • 2 hour 15 minutes
  • written paper

Component 3: Unified biology

  • 70 marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • written paper

Component 4: Practical Endorsement in biology

  • (non exam assessment)

Future opportunities

A Level Biology is an excellent base for a university degree in healthcare, such as medicine, veterinary or dentistry, as well as the biological sciences, such as biochemistry, molecular biology or forensic science. Biology can also complement sports science, psychology, sociology and many more.

A Level Biology can open up a range of career opportunities including: biological research, medical, environmental, forensics, sports and science communication. The transferable skills you will learn, such as problem solving, are also useful for many other areas, such as law

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kantor King Solomon High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2016
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