Faculty: Science

Level: A-level

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

Course Outline:

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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