English Martyrs' Catholic School, Anstey Lane, Leicester, LE4 0FJ
Tel: 0116 2428880 | Email: emsixth@englishmartyrs.org

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BIOLOGY

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Year 12:
- Module 1 - Development of Practical Skills in Biology
- Module 2 - Foundations in Biology - Biological Molecules, Cell Organisation and Division
- Module 3 - Exchange and Transport - Plants and Animals
- Module 4 - Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease
 
Year 13:
- Module 1 - Development of Practical Skills in Biology
- Module 5 - Communications, Homeostasis and energy
- Module 6 - Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems

ASSESSMENT

AS
June of Year 12
- Breadth in Biology - assesses content from all AS modules (50%) - 90 minute exam
- Depth in Biology - assesses content from all AS modules (50%) - 90 minute exam
- Practical endorsement - not examined and reported separately

 

A Level
June of Year 13
- Component 01 - assesses content from modules 1, 2, 3 and 5 (37%) - 135 minute exam
- Component 02 - assesses content from modules 1, 2, 4 and 6 (37%) - 135 minute exam
- Component 03 - assesses content from all modules (26%) - 90 minute exam
- Practical endorsement - not examined and reported separately
 
Exam Board: OCR Biology

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

5 Grade 4s and above to include Grade 6 in GCSE Biology or Double Science and Grade 6 in Mathematics.

PROGRESSION PATHS

Degree courses: in Biological Sciences, Pharmacology, Veterinary Science, Marine Biology, Clinical Sciences, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Phlebology, Natural Science, Medicine, Agricultural Sciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology, Zoology, Genetics, Law, Accountancy, Midwifery, Dentistry, Xenobiology, Environmental Science, Paleontology, Sports Health and Nutrition, Sports Sciences.