Biology A level

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

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Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

The specification builds on concepts and skills developed at GCSE. It presents essential principles in interesting contexts and it emphasises the contributions of Biology to modern society in an exciting, relevant and challenging way. The examinations place a strong emphasis on applying knowledge to unfamiliar situations.

Details

1. Biological Molecules
 
2. Cells
 
3. How organisms exchange substances with their environment
 
4. Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
 
5. Energy transfers in and between organisms
 
6. How organisms respond to change
 
7. Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
 
8. Control of gene expression

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed on your ability to:
 
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of biological ideas, processes and procedures (35%)
 
• Apply knowledge and understanding of biological ideas, processes and procedures (40%)
 
• Analyse, interpret and evaluate biological information, ideas and data (25%)
 
In addition:
 
• 10% of the overall assessment will contain mathematical skills
 
• 15% of the overall assessment will assess practical work

Entry requirements

Either
 
1. Grade 6 or above from GCSE Biology
 
or
 
2. Grade 6 or above from GCSE Science and Grade 6 or above from GCSE Additional Science with at least Grade 6 from the Biology component
 
 
You will also need:

• An interest in all aspects of Biology and related issues, including plants! 
• Enjoyment of carrying out laboratory experiments or ecology field work on the field trip 
• The ability to learn a lot of factual information in great detail – much more than at GCSE 
• A good grasp of Chemistry and Mathematics
• The ability to write a 25 mark essay in Paper 3