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Teaching Staff: Mrs D Varley, Ms D Walker, Mr A Robertson


AQA A Level Biology

At KS5 our students are entered for the 2-year AQA A-Level Biology Course. We do not offer an AS. This course is excellent preparation for any Science, Engineering or Maths based university course. It also equips our students with the necessary study skills to go on to read any other challenging, academic course at university e.g. Law.

In year 1  students will study:

  • Biological molecules

  • Cells

  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment

  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

In year 2  students will study:

  • 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

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Applied Human Biology

At KS5 students can study the 2-year extended certificate in Applied Human Biology. This course is excellent preparation for a career in the health science sector e.g. occupational therapy, clinical biomedical science and more. The course gives students a broad understanding of biological principles including cells, tissues and practical microbiology

In year 1 students will study:

  • Principles of Human Biology – externally assessed

  • Practical Microbiology and Infectious Disease – internally assessed – coursework

In year 2 students will study:

  • Human Biology and Health Issues – externally assessed

  • Human Reproduction and Fertility – internally assessed

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