Biology A Level at Paget High School
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.
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).
- Biological Processes (01) 100 marks; 37% of total A level Written paper – 2 hours 15 minutes
- Biological Diversity (02)100 marks 37% of total A level Written paper – 2 hours 15 minutes
- Unified Biology (03) 70 marks 26% of total A level
Written paper -1 hour 30 minutes
- Practical Endorsement in Biology (04) (non-exam assessment
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.