Biology

Biology Highlights

Average Class sizes this year: Year 12: 16   Year 13: 13

Educational trips to Universities, special lectures and field work at the Coast.

Course Requirements

  • 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)

Assessment:

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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