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BIOLOGY is an introduction to the way life on our planet works. It’s an essential for those planning to pursue a career in medicine, work with animals or in the marine environment.

Description
A Level Biology

Course code: 7402

Delivery method: Online, Classroom and Paper Based

Course duration: 24 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: AQA A Level Biology

Awarding body: AQA

Taking A Level Biology with Castle School is an introduction to the way life on our planet works. It’s an essential for those planning to pursue a career in medicine, work with animals or in the marine environment. This qualification opens doors to higher education, and is lasting proof on your CV of this level of intensive learning.

Overview / Skills

During this A Level Biology course you will explore biological molecules, genetic information and energy transfers you will go on to understand how this impacts how organisms respond to their environment, genetic populations and the control of gene expressions.

Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by AQA), you will have achieved an internationally recognised AQA A Level Biology.

Understanding of how biological molecules and cells are formed and interact

Understanding this demanding subject in context

Applying the scientific methodology in biology

Developing critical thinking skills

Course outline

This course is divided into 3 units:

Unit 1: Topics 1 to 4

Written examination: 2 hours. 35% of A Level. 91 Marks (76 from short and long answer questions, 15 from extended response questions)

Unit 2: Topics 5 to 8

Written examination: 2 hours. 35% of A Level. 91 Marks (76 from short and long answer questions, 15 from extended response questions)

Unit 3: Topics 1 to 8

Written examination: 2 hours. 30% of A Level. 78 Marks (38 from structured questions including practical techniques, 15 from critical analysis of given experimental data, 25 marks from one essay with a choice of two titles)

Unit 1:

Topic 1: Biological molecules

Topic 2: Cells

Topic 3: Organisms exchange substances with their environment

Topic 4: Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Unit 2:

Topic 5: Energy transfers in and between organisms

Topic 6: Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments

Topic 7: Genetic populations, evolution and ecosystems

Topic 8: The control of gene expressions

Unit 3:

All topics 1 – 8 shown above