Biology

Course aims

  • Students will study a broad range of Biology and Biochemistry based topics ranging from the building blocks of life, to how whole ecosystems function, and the interactions that occur within and between species.
  • It is hoped that students will develop a passion for the subject and awareness and understanding of Biology in today’s society, and be able to apply their knowledge gained from their study in a variety of different contexts.

Entry requirements:

It is expected that students will have a knowledge and understanding of Biology at Grade 6 or above in GCSE Combined Science or Grade 6 and above in single award Biology. In addition, students are required to have a Grade 5 or higher in GCSE Maths.
It is desirable to have a keen interest in the subject and the willingness to do extra reading, as this will assist students greatly with the scope of the topic.

If you are not choosing A Level Mathematics, you are required to take Mathematical Studies  to complement this subject.

A Level Key Topics:

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  • Energy transfers in and between organisms
  • Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • The control of gene expression

Summer Work

A collection of Sixth From summer work 2021

Summer WorkBiology - 2021Staff Contact:Mr M Brown

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