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Biology A Level at Nene Park Academy

Course description

Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics ranging from molecular biology to the study of ecosystems. Biology is never far from the headlines: the human genome has been sequenced, the ability to prevent ageing or the development of transplant surgery. Biologists are concerned with a variety of issues and work in the field of cell biology, medicine, food production and ecology and the work they do is vital to us all for our well-being and survival.


Course content

Year 12 Study

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology

These practical skills will be assessed in the written exam and practical endorsement.

Module 2 – Foundations in biology

Module 3 – Exchange and transport

Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease


Year 13 study

Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy

Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems




Entry requirements

Standard;  5 GCSE or equivalent subjects at a minimum Grade 4 including Maths and English, with  a grade 6 in GCSE Biology and a grade 5 in Maths or grade 6/6 in Combined science with a grade 5 in Maths. 


There will be 3 exam papers

1. Biological processes    2 hrs 15 mins       37% of A levelgrade

2. Biological diversity       2 hrs 15 mins       37% of A level grade

3. Unified Biology            1 hr 30 mins         26% of A level grade

Practical skills will be examined in all the papers.

Further information

Exam Board OCRA

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nene Park Academy directly.

Last updated date: 13 July 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: Bi

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