Names of staff, role & contact details
|Name of course(s) offered||Exam board||Link to spec||Nature of assessment|
|Biology||AQA||http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/biology-7401-7402||Linear exams at the end of year 13. Paper 1 is a 2-hour written exam and covers content from topics 1– 4, including relevant practical skills. Paper 2 is a 2 hour written exam and assesses content from topics 5–8, including relevant practical skills. Paper 3 is a 2 hour written exam and assesses content from topics
1–8, including relevant practical skills. Paper 3 has 38 marks for structured questions, including practical techniques; 15 marks for critical analysis of given experimental data; 25 marks for one essay question from a choice of two titles.
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
How to support your child in Biology:
All students are advised to buy the CGP course textbook (£10) and regular reading is set from these books to prepare prior to lessons and to consolidate learning after lessons.
Other A level textbooks are kept in the 6th form ILC for use during independent study periods.