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Year 12-13 Our Year 12-13 Biology curriculum

 

Science Faculty

Mr J Sorensen – Lead Teacher

Mr B Weaver

For more details on our Science curriculum, please contact [email protected] or 01202 578886

KS5 Curriculum – Biology 

Entry requirements:

Grade 6 or above in Science & English

During key stage 5 students will learn how the subject content in biology is relevant to the real world. Biology is an experimental subject and so there will be numerous opportunities to carry out practical work, which will help students link the theory to reality as well as equip them with the essential practical skills they need. A level biology will help to prepare students for future study, in areas such as physiotherapy, medicine & nutrition.

Mandatory: Year 1

Topic 1: Biological molecules

Topic 2: Cells

Topic 3: Organisms exchange substances with their environment

Topic 4: Genetic information, variation & relationships between organisms

Mandatory: Year 2

Topic 5: Energy transfers in and between organisms

Topic 6: Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environment

Topic 7: Genetics, populations, evolution & ecosystems

Topic 8: The control of gene expression

Examinations:

Paper 1:

  • Any content from topics 1– 4, including relevant practical skills Assessed
  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 91 marks / 35% of A-level Questions
  • A mixture of short & long answer questions + 15 mark extended answer

Paper 2:

  • Any content from topics 5-8, including relevant practical skills Assessed
  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 91 marks / 35% of A-level
  • A mixture of short & long answer questions + 15 mark comprehension answer

Paper 3:

  • Any content from topics 1-8, including relevant practical skills Assessed
  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 78 marks / 30% of A-level
  • Structured questions, including practical techniques + 15 mark critical analysis of experimental data + 25 mark essay (choice of 2 essay titles)

Our full Biology curriculum intent, implementation and impact document can be found by clicking here.