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    Biology

    We will be following the new Edexcel B Linear A level specification. In all science specifications there is no longer a coursework element. Instead there is a focus on practical skills over a range of core practicals. The core practicals will be assessed in the written exam papers and by the teacher as part of a practical endorsement at A level. This is separate to the A level grade and will be reported as a pass on the A level certificate. All specifications will also include questions assessing mathematical skills that will make up 10% of the exam papers.

    Topics

    • Classification and biodiversity
    • Exchange and transport
    • Biological molecules
    • Cells, viruses and reproduction of living things
    • Energy for biological processes
    • Microbiology and pathogens
    • Modern genetics
    • Origins of genetic variation
    • Control systems
    • Ecosystems
    • Experimental methods (including questions on core practicals)

    There will be 3 exams at the end of Year 13. Paper 1 and paper 2 will each cover half of the A level topics and paper 3 will cover all of the A level topics and assessment of practical skills. All three papers will include questions assessing maths skills.

     Entry Requirements: As stated in the Admission Policy

    Special Requirements: Including 'B' grade or above at GCSE Maths. 2 'A' grades or above in Double Science including core and additional or 2 'A' grades including Biology and one other science if taken as triple science

    Exam Board: Edexcel

     

     

    Entry Requirements: As stated in the Admission Policy

    Special Requirements: Including 'B' grade or above at GCSE Maths. 2 'A' grades or above in Double Science including core and additional or 2 'A' grades including Biology and one other science if taken as triple science

    Exam Board: Edexcel

     

     

     

     

    1. Biology - Maths Booklet 2016