A level

Biology

Names of staff, role & contact details

Dr J Bradburn
Subject Leader
jbn@baines.lancs.sch.uk   

Miss G Latham
Assistant Subject Leader
glm@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Ms J Hutchinson
Assistant Subject Leader
jhu@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr M McGrath
Assistant Headteacher
mmg@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs J Tilley
Teacher of Science
jty@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs H Barnsley
Teacher of Science

hba@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr T Hallsworth

Teacher of Science
Teacher of Science
Teacher of Science
Name of course(s) offeredExam boardLink to specNature of assessment
BiologyAQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/biology-7401-7402Linear 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.

Year 12

Term 1
Biological Molecules
Cells

Term 2
Organisms exchange substances with their environment

Term 3
Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Year 13

Term 1
Energy transfers in and between organisms
Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments

Term 2
Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems

Term 3
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.