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Course Name: Biology A Level
Exam Board: OCR

Course Specification 

What will you study?

Module 1 - Development of Practical skills

Module 2 - Foundations in Biology

Module 3 - Exchange and Transport

Module 4 - Biodiversity, evolution and disease

Module 5 - Communication, homeostasis, and energy

Module 6 - Genetics, evolution and ecosystems

What skills will you develop?

You will develop a wide range of theoretical and practical based skills including:

  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Biology and how they relate to each other
  • Develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods
  • Develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills
  • Develop your interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with Biology
  • Understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society

How will you be assessed?

Paper 1 - Biological processes - 2hr 15min - 37%

Paper 2 - Biological diversity - 2hr 15min - 37%

Paper 3 - Unified Biology - 1hr 30min - 26%

Non exam assessment - Practical endorsement for biology - Pass/Fail

(Assessment is in summer of second year)