Examination Board: Edexcel
Assessment Details :
Paper 1: 2 hours, 33.33% of A-level: The Natural Environment and Species Survival. Questions draw on content from Topics 1–6.
Paper 2: 2 hours, 33.33% of A-level: Energy, Exercise and Co-ordination. Questions draw on content from Topics 1–4 and 7–8.
Paper 3: 2 hours, 33.33% of A-level: General and Practical Applications in Biology. Questions draw on content from across all topics, Topics 1–8.
Coursework (Unit titles, duration, % weighting, submission dates): n/a
Topic 1: Lifestyle, Health and Risk
Topic 2: Genes and Health
Topic 3: Voice of the Genome
Topic 4: Biodiversity and Natural Resources
Topic 5: On the Wild Side
Topic 6: Immunity, Infection and Forensics
Topic 7: Run for your Life
Topic 8: Grey Matter
Skills / Aptitudes required to be successful in this course : Good mathematical ability, in particular good numeracy and facility with rearranging equations. Good practical skills for scientific enquiries.
Goes well with: Maths, other sciences
Pathways – Career and /or further study possibilities, using this subject: Those that study Biology enter a very wide range of career areas including Biological research to becoming physicians or pharmacists. The volume of analysis, using and applying mathematical skills to manipulate data can be the foundation for indirectly related biological careers such as law and banking.
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