A Level Biology

Subject Content

Students will cover the following topics:
1 Biological molecules
2 Cells
3 Organisms exchange substances with their environment
4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
5 Energy transfers in and between organisms
6 Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
7 Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
8 The control of gene expression

Assessment

Paper 1
What’s assessed?
1 Biological molecules
2 Cells
3 Organisms exchange substances with their environment
4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

How’s it assessed?
written exam
2 hours
91 marks
35% of A-level

Paper 2
What’s assessed?
5 Energy transfers in and between organisms
6 Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
7 Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
8 The control of gene expression

How’s it assessed?
written exam
2 hours
91 marks
35% of A-level

Paper 3
What’s assessed?
1 Biological molecules
2 Cells
3 Organisms exchange substances with their environment
4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
5 Energy transfers in and between organisms
6 Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
7 Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
8 The control of gene expression

How’s it assessed
written exam
2 hours
78 marks
30% of A-level

Other year 12 Options

A Level routeBTEC routeBlended route
Students pick 3 or 4 A LevelsStudents pick 1 BTEC and also can take L3 MathsStudents take a single BTEC and 2 A Levels
MathematicsExtended Diploma ComputingExtended Certificate Applied Science
Further MathematicsExtended Diploma Biomedical ScienceExtended Certificate Computing
PhysicsLevel 3 Mathematical Studies+ 2 A Levels from column 1 that don't cause an overlap in content
Chemistry
Biology
Computer Science
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