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Biology A Level
Dr F Cook
About the subject
Biology at A level aims to equip pupils with a broad understanding of biological processes and stimulate, develop and sustain an interest in biological sciences. A range of topics are covered including human, environmental and applied aspects of the subject. Starting from the basics of biochemistry and cell biology, pupils will build an understanding of how living systems work, and how sometimes they go wrong in disease. Pupils also develop their experimental skills during practical work.
Biology provides an excellent preparation for the study of sciences in Higher Education or other technical or medical careers.
Year 12 Overview (new Spec)
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology
Module 2 – Foundations in biology
Module 3 – Exchange and transport
Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease
Year 13 Overview (New Spec)
Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy
Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
Practical Endorsement awarded to all pupils that successfully complete the practical requirements of the course.
Exam board used for A Level or BTEC
OCR Biology A - H020, H420 (from 2015)
Link to the specification from the exam board