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Biology A Level at Paget High School

Course description

This is a course for students who have an interest in developing their knowledge of biological principles and exploring new developments in areas such as Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology, Disease, Conservation and Environmental Protection.

Course content

Content is split into six teaching modules;

Module 1 - Development of Practical Skills in


Module 2 - Foundations in Biology

Module 3 - Exchange and Transport

Module 4 - Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease

Module 5 - Communication, Homeostasis and


Module 6 - Genetics, Evolution and   




Component 01 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 3 and 5.

Component 02 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 4 and 6.

Component 03 assesses content from all modules (1 to 6).


  1. Biological Processes (01) 100 marks; 37% of total A level  Written paper – 2 hours 15 minutes
  2. Biological Diversity (02)100 marks 37% of total A level  Written paper – 2 hours 15 minutes
  3. Unified Biology (03) 70 marks 26% of total A level

      Written paper -1 hour 30 minutes

  1. Practical Endorsement in Biology (04) (non-exam  assessment

Future opportunities

Biology at A level is a demanding but rewarding course. Students achieving a good grade in the subject will have a wide choice of universities and courses. 


A level qualifications are graded on the scale: A*, A, B, C, D, E, where A* is the highest.


This A Level Biology course will prepare learners for progression to undergraduate study, enabling them to enter a range of academic and vocational careers in Biological Sciences, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Science, Agriculture and related sectors.


For learners wishing to follow an apprenticeship route or those seeking direct entry to Biological Science careers, this A level provides a strong background and progression pathway

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 March 2017
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