Exam Board – OCR

Qualification – A Level

Entry requirements – 5 x GCSEs at A*-C or grades 9-4, including a grade 4 in English, a grade 4 in Maths and two grade 5s in Science

Course specification

Biology is inspired by the living world around us, with content relevant to real world experiences. An interesting and inspiring course, A Level Biology is a stepping stone to higher education. The course will nurture your passion for biology and lay the groundwork for further study in courses such as Biological Sciences and Medicine.

You will develop skills and enhance your understanding of the living world and you will also gain analytical skills, and develop your scientific enquiry and problem solving skills.

Syllabus content:

  • biological molecules
  • cells
  • organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  • energy transfers in and between organisms
  • organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
  • genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • the control of gene expression

Students are examined by:

  • examinations
  • written assessment
  • practical work
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