Year 1 :Biological molecules, cells, organisms exchanging substances with the environment, genetic information, variation and relationships. Integrated practical investigation and data interpretation.
Year 2 : Energy transfer between organisms, organisms respond to changes in internal and external environment, Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems, control of gene expresion. Integrated practical investigation and data interpretation.
Continuous assessment will be used to inform the student’s progression into Year 13 and their registration for the A level Biology exam.
The A Level course will assess all content from both years of the course and will be examined by three 2hr papers in June of the second year of study.
There is no longer a coursework or controlled assessment unit.
Grade 6 or above in GCSE Maths and Grade 6 or above in GCSE Biology or Grade 6-6 or above in GCSE Combined Science