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Biology A level at Enfield County School

Course description

For those students interested in Biology and committed to completing an academic course.

Course content

Year 12       

                        3.1        Biological molecules

                        3.2        Cells

                        3.3        Organisms exchange substances with their environment

                        3.4        Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms


Year 13

                        3.5        Energy transfers in between organisms

                        3.6        Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environment

                        3.7        Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems

                        3.8        The control of gene expression    

Entry requirements

Students must have a B or above in core Science GCSE and the Additional Science GCSE or a grade B  in Biology GCSE.  In addition students must have achieved at least a B grade in the Biology modules for both GCSE’s.  Students must also have at least a grade B in English Language and Mathematics


Assessment of content and practical skills is through public examinations.  Key practical skills will also be assessed directly by a teacher as part of normal lessons leading to a practical endorsement.  This does not contribute to the final grade.

Future opportunities

Science related career following higher education e.g. teaching, medicine, health-related industries, veterinary science, agriculture, horticulture, food science (production, research), conservation, environmental protection, biotechnology, microbiology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Enfield County School directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September