We are biological organisms that survive in a living world. Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics ranging from genetics, molecular biology to the study of the ecosystems and from microorganisms to the origins of life itself. Our future, as a species rests on our understanding of health, disease and our sustainable interactions with our fragile environment and its biodiversity.
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Biology is a challenging subject which requires a broad blend of strong scientific, mathematical and communication skills. It fits well with any subject and will be useful to any degree path. Traditionally biology fits well with chemistry and nearly every student hoping to study a medical pathway will study these two subjects.Maths Physics Chemistry Science
- Nature conservation officer
- Secondary school/College teacher
- General practice doctor
- Sustainability consultant
As a year 12 biologist it is exciting to learn about what makes you tick. In the future I hope to pursue a career in biology and find classes really interesting as you get to learn in depth all about the world around you.- Prableen Minhas
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AQA A LEVEL BIOLOGY
Teaching Units, Assessment Method and Weighting.
5 × 60 Minute lesson per week + independent study tasks
Practical skills are assess in the exams and in log books which gives students a ‘Practical Endorsement’ – this is a separate qualification in laboratory skills used in lessons
Unit 2 - Foundations in Biology
Unit 3 - Exchange and Transport
Unit 4 - Biodiversity, evolution and Disease
Unit 5 - Communication, Homeostasis and energy
Unit 6 - Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
Biological processes (100 marks) 2 hour 15 minutes written paper; constituting 37% of total A level, based on Modules 1,2,3 & 5
Biological diversity (100 marks) 2 hour 15 minutes written paper; constituting 37% of total A level, on modules 1,2,4 & 6.
Unified biology (70 marks) 1 hour 30 minutes written paper;
Constituting 26% of total A level, based on all modules.