Biology

Biology

Examining Board: OCR

Biology is the study of life and living organisms, from one-celled creatures to the most complex living organism of all — the human being. Biology includes the study of genes and cells that give living things their special characteristics.

A Level Biology will give you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of biology. It covers the key concepts of biology and practical skills are integrated throughout the course. This combination of academic challenge and practical focus makes the prospect of studying A Level Biology highly appealing. You will learn about the core concepts of biology and about the impact of biological research and how it links to everyday life. You will learn to apply your knowledge, investigate and solve problems in a range of contexts.

You will be provided with a course textbook, and your own dedicated microscope for the duration of your studies. A comprehensive Biozone workbook is available to buy and we have our own Stoverbio Twitter page.

Specification units
Year 12 students take four mandatory units for the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) qualification.   For Year 13 students seeking an Advanced award (A2), a further two mandatory units are studied. Evidence for practical competence is filed in your own lab file. We start small and work our way up!

 
A summary of the units is shown below:

AS: Module 1: Practical skills in Biology

AS:Module 2: Foundations in Biology, including Cell Structures, Biological Molecules, and Cell Division

AS:Module 3: Exchange and Transport in animals and plants

AS:Module 4: Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease


A2 Module 5: Communication and Homeostasis

A2 Module 6: Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems
3 exams across all modules from both years are examined
Career Opportunities

The course prepares students for higher education, to follow degree courses in Biology, other sciences or environmentally-orientated subjects.

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