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Biology is a subject that encompasses a multitude of skills and scientific concepts. It is ideal in combination with other scientifically based subjects such as Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics and it adds breadth to a range of other subjects like Geography and Psychology. Biology A Level is essential if you wish to study any biologically based subject at university.
1. Biological molecules
3. Organisms and their environment
4. Genetic information and variation
5. Energy transfer
6. Organisms responding to change
7. Genetics, populations and ecosystems
8. The control of gene expression Assessment
Three papers, each of two hours. All have practical application questions.Paper 1: Long and short answer questions and extended response (testing topics 1 to 4).Paper 2: Long and short answer questions and comprehension question (testing topics 5 to 8).Paper 3: Structured questions, critical analysis and an essay (testing topics 1 to 8).Many of our students go on to study biology related courses at university. A number of students each year are successful in obtaining places on highly competitive courses at top universities.
In order to study A Level Biology, pupils need to achieve GCSE Combined Science, both at grade 7-7 or GCSE Biology at grade 7. In addition, Chemistry and Mathematics at grade 6 and a good grade in GCSE English usually indicates students who are likely to do well.This specification was introduced in September 2015 and is linear in nature.
For full course specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/biology-7401-7402