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Biology

Course Leader:Mr Matthew Briscoe
BSc

This qualification is linear.  Students will sit all the AS exams at the end of their AS course and all the A-level exams at the end of their A-level course.  In outline, the content that will be covered includes:

 

1 Biological molecules

2 Cells

3 Organisms exchange substances with their environment

4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

5 Energy transfers in and between organisms

6 Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments

7 Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems

8 The control of gene expression

Enrichment

Our students benefit from subject specific talks form outside guest speakers. These typically involve research scientists and academics. Our students are expected to lead in organising and take part in the yearly Biology week. In previous years, students have had the opportunity to achieve a world record in collaboration with other schools nationally. Many of our students gain placements in research laboratories through our links and are granted Nuffield bursaries. Students speak highly of the trip to London zoo at the end of Year 12.

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