Biology A Level at Nene Park Academy
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.
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
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.
Exam Board OCRA
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nene Park Academy directly.