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    Biology

    Biology

    Biology A-level will give you the skills to make connections and associations with all living things around you. Biology literally means the study of life and if that’s not important, what is? Being such a broad topic, you’re bound to find a specific area of interest, plus it opens the door to a fantastic range of interesting careers.

    A successful student in biology has to be competent in many skills including practical, analysis of data, mathematical, and able to write essays. It is therefore a highly regarded A level by both Universities and employers.

    AQA Biology

    Please click here for the specification and past papers, teaching materials, and vocabulary lists etc, supplied by AQA.

    Subject Content

    AS and first year of A-level Second year of A-level
    1.  Biological Molecules
    1. Energy transfers in and between organisms
    1. Cells
    1. Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
    1. Organisms echange substances with their environment
    1. Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
    1. Genetic information variation and relationships between organisms
    1.  The control of gene expression

    There are 6 required practical activities in y12 and 6 in y13. There are questions on these in the examination papers. All 12 must be completed and competencies assessed in 5 areas of practical work throughout the course for students to attain the practical ‘endorsement’ which is certificated alongside (but not part of) their A level grade.

    Examinations