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Biology at Cheam High School

Course description

This course builds on the knowledge and understanding acquired through gCSe Biology or Additional Science. During the course you will have opportunities to extend your knowledge and understanding of the world around us and how plants and animals function; from the cells that they are made of, to how they have adapted to their environment, to sexual reproduction. Throughout this course you will be able to develop greater practical expertise and will be able to develop a greater awareness of biology in the changing world.

Course content

Development of practical skills in biology
Practical skills assessed in a written examination and in the practical endorsement
Foundations in biology
Cell structure, Biological molecules, Nucleotides and nucleic acids, enzymes, Biological membranes, Cell division, cell diversity and cellular organisation
Exchange and transport
exchange surfaces, Transport in animals, Transport in plants
Biodiversity, evolution and disease
Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system, Biodiversity, Classification and evolution
Communication, homeostasis and energy
Communication and homeostasis, excretion as an example of homeostatic control, Neuronal communication , Hormonal communication, Plant and animal responses , Photosynthesis, Respiration.
Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
Cellular control, Patterns of inheritance, manipulating genomes, Cloning and biotechnology , ecosystems , Populations and sustainability.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B in Additional Science and in the Biology Units or a GCSE grade B in Biology (or equivalent) GCSE grade B in maths

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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