020 8590 3782

Ms J L Hamill (Headteacher)
45-65 Oaks Lane, Newbury Park
Ilford, IG2 7PQ

A-Level Biology

HiRes Oaks Park Day 2-2395-min

Examining Body: AQA Specification No: 7402

 

Entry Requirements:

EITHER B Grade GCSE Biology triple OR B Grade GCSE Additional and Core Science PLUS GCSE Mathematics 5 Grade.


Synopsis of Content:

A level biology covers a range of biological subjects from the basic building blocks of biological molecules and cells to the more complex systems such as the nervous system and genetics. We build upon the concepts at the start of the course allowing and overall view of how the world around us works.

Core content
• 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


Assessment Methods / Teaching Methods and Resources

Biology

Students must also complete 12 core practicals over the 2 years and must master 5 practical competencies to achieve the practical endorsement.
Textbooks: CGP AQA A level textbook, Hodder AQA Biology a level textbook, Collins AQA Biology a level textbook


Suitability for Combination

Chemistry, Physics, PE, Maths, English


Progression to Higher Education / Vocational Destinations

Medicine
Dentistry
Veterinary Medicine/Science
Biomedical Sciences
Biological sciences
Neurobiology
Microbiology
Physiotherapy
Dietics and nutrition

Ms Essibrah-Rockson – Science Team Leader
YEssibrah-Rockson@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

Mrs G Dhesi – Biology Subject Leader
gdhesi@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

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