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Biology, Mr B Latimer

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Biology is a fascinating subject, the study of which will see you learn about the natural world and all the living things within it. Gaining an A-level in this subject opens up a vast range of opportunities for both university degrees and career options, many of which can take you all around the world.

Frequently asked questions

What do I study in Biology?

Topic 1: Lifestyle, Health and Risk

Topic 2: Genes and Health

Topic 3: Voice of the Genome

Topic 4: Biodiversity and Natural Resources

Topic 5: On the Wild Side

Topic 6: Immunity, Infection and Forensics

Topic 7: Run for your Life

Topic 8: Grey Matter

How hard is A Level Biology compared to GCSE?

A Level Biology is a Level 3 course whereas GCSE Biology is a Level 2 course. This means that there is a significant increase in the level of content difficulty. However, if you are prepared to invest the independent learning time outside of lessons to properly grasp the content you are learning about, then there is every chance that you will manage this step-up successfully. A Level Biology also incorporates a lot of mathematical skills, so an excellent grasp of GCSE Mathematics is essential.

What are the assessments like?

In Biology, you are assessed via three exams taken at the end of Y13.
Each paper is worth 100 marks and lasts for two hours.
There are no coursework elements to complete.

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