Biology A Level at Chew Valley School
You will develop your scientific knowledge and skills in data handling, graph work and statistics. Practical work will include microscopic examination of specimens and a range of scientific techniques. There will also be a residential field course opportunity.
The course looks at many aspects of Biology, from cells and their structure and functions, to organs and systems. There is a mixture of animal and plant Biology, ecology with fieldwork, and applications of Biology in the modern world, such as genetic engineering and forensic aspects of Biology.
Students who have achieved a grade B or better in GCSE Science.
- Module 1 – Biology and disease. Worth 34%, assessed in June.
- Module 2 – Making use of Biology. Worth 46%, assessed in June.
- Practical and investigative skills. Worth 20%, assessed throughout the course.
- Module 1 – Populations and Environment. Worth 34%, assessed in June.
- Module 2 – Physiology and the Environment. Worth 46%, assessed in June.
- Practical and Investigative skills. Worth 20%, assessed throughout the course.
Students who wish to take A2 in this subject will need to attend a five day residential field trip in July of the lower sixth year.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chew Valley School directly.