Biology: A Level
Module 1 - Development of practical skills in Biology (year 1&2)
The individual tasks are intergrated into the teaching and are not separate controlled assessments or exams.
Module 2 - Foundations in biology (year 1)
Cell structure; biological molecules; nucleotides and nucleic acids; enzymes; biological membrane; cell division; cell diversity and cellular organisation.
Module 3 - Exchange and transport (year 1)
Exchange surfaces; transport in animals; transport in plants
Module 4 - Biodiversity, evolution and disease (year 1)
Communicable diseases; disease prevention and the immune system; biodiversity; classification and evolution
Module 5 - Communication, homeostatis and energy (year 2)
Communication and homeostatis; excretion; nervous and hormonal communication; plant and animal responses; photosynthesis and respiration
Module 6 - Genetics, evolution and ecosystems (year 2)
Biological processes (37%); Biological diversity (37%); Unified biology (26%)
As well as assessing your practical skills within the written examinations there will be a non-examined Practical Endorsement in Biology to record your successful skill development.
A very wide range of teaching styles is used on the course including practical work, use of ICT and group work. Lessons are varied and accommodate all learning styles and differing student abilities.
Resources and facilities
Equivalent qualifications may be considered.
Level 3 course
Progression – Higher Education and employment
4 periods a week