Average Class sizes this year: Year 12: 16 Year 13: 13
Educational trips to Universities, special lectures and field work at the Coast.
- Trilogy: 66 or Higher
- Biology: 6 or Higher
- Mathematics: 5 or Higher
- English Language: 5 or Higher
A level Results
70% A*-B 75% A-C 100% A-E
3 Students off to do Medicine.
1 Student off to do Veterinary Science.
Many more off to Biology related careers.
Details about the course
Exam Board: AQA. 8 Units.
12 Required practicals (do not count towards grade)
Three two hour exams, short answer and long answer questions and one essay.
I have heard that there is a lot of content in Biology, if I memorise it all will I get an A?
No! You would be lucky to pass if you did that! Knowledge is only 35-40% of the assessment. Being able to apply that knowledge, in sometimes unfamiliar contexts, is worth 40-45% and being able to analyse and evaluate scientific information is worth 20-25%.
How much will I need my Maths skills when studying biology?
10% of the assessment will require your GCSE Maths skills and higher! Including Arithmetic and numerical computation, Handling data, Algebra, Graphs, Geometry and trigonometry.
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