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Biology

Biology - A level

Year 12

Learning outcomes

The exams will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures

AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures: in a theoretical context

  • in a practical context
  • when handling qualitative data
  • when handling quantitative data

AO3: Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information, ideas and evidence, including in relation to issues, to:

  • make judgements and reach conclusions
  • develop and refine practical design and procedures.

Topics taught

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Year 13

Learning outcomes

The exams will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures

AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures: in a theoretical context

  • in a practical context
  • when handling qualitative data
  • when handling quantitative data

AO3: Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information, ideas and evidence, including in relation to issues, to:

  • make judgements and reach conclusions

develop and refine practical design and procedures.

Topics taught

  • 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