A-Level Biology

A Level Biology

SUBJECT LEADER

Mr R Wort

EXAM BOARD

AQA

SPECIFICATION LINK

AQA Biology

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Grade 7 in GCSE Biology or 7-7 in GCSE combined Science, plus a 6 in GCSE Maths. Students achieving a Grade 6 in Biology / Science will be considered for this course, but must first discuss their place with the Head of Science.

Why choose A Level Biology?

Biology is the Science of Life; it involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from molecular biology to the study of ecosystems and from microorganisms to mammals. Biology is one of the most popular A Level subjects in the country, attracting students studying a wide range of other subjects. Many of these students enjoy the subject so much they eventually choose a biologically related degree course. Others go on to careers in law, computing, accounting or teaching. So, whatever field you will eventually work in, you will find biology a very rewarding and challenging course which will develop many of the skills essential for a successful career

In year 12 the following topics are covered: biological molecules, cells, how organisms exchange substances with their environment and genetic information, variation and relationships. These topics provide the foundation for understanding biology and then in year 13 students will be required to apply that knowledge in the topics areas of; energy transfers, organism response to environment, evolution, ecosystems and the control of gene expression. The course is taught as a blend of theory work and practical work, including 12 AQA required practical tasks.

How you will be assessed in A Level Biology:

The A-level course is assessed by three 2hr papers, which incorporate assessment of practical techniques and include a mix of short and longer answer questions.

Additional Information

A-level Biology is a demanding and academic course and is
suitable for students who have an interest in the subject and are
willing to work hard throughout the two year course. Biology is a
very highly regarded A level by universities and, as a facilitating
subject is a useful for numerous university degrees.

21 April, 2021

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Updated 30/03/2021

 

URGENT Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter holiday

Dear Parent/Carer

 

Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter period

The latest Government advice is as follows:  where a student or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should NOT be contacted.  Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If a student tests positive up to and including Wednesday, 7th April you must contact the school’s emergency number

07857 113728

Please provide the following information:

Name and year group of the student who has tested positive

Date of positive test

Date symptoms developed

Date student was last in school

Names of friends/contacts during school break and lunchtimes

The school will identify and contact families of close contacts during any lessons and tutor periods, and also families of any known social contacts provided by you.

Please leave your own contact details, including email and telephone number.

You do not need to contact the school if a member of your household tests positive, but you should follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace in terms of isolation required within your household.

I would like to thank the entire school community for your support and co-operation during this unusual and difficult half-term.

With best wishes for a restful half-term break,

Sally Wilson

Headteacher

21 April, 2021

SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION

Updated 20/07/2020

 

Click Here For – Reopening Plans

 

  1. STUDENT WORK
  1. Messages for parents/carers Years 11 & 13
  1. Child Protection and Student Welfare Concerns
  1. Health and Wellbeing
  1. Contact details for Heads of Faculty, Heads of Year, Senior Leadership Team and IT Systems Manager

Thank you very much for your support

Sally Wilson

Headteacher