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24/05/20

Eid Mubarak to those in our HACH community who are celebrating the end of Ramadan. https://t.co/BsUXu0oUP0

22/05/20

It’s day 5 of awareness week. Adrian in Year 7 showed how when he put together a compilation of his Grandma’s favourite Polish 🇵🇱 songs for her to listen to. Well Done Adrian, that’s a lovely thing to do. Check out our challenge for today... https://t.co/B2GwNng5Jd

21/05/20

It’s Day 4 of awareness week. Miss Moore has baked a vegan Victoria sponge for her mum. Miss Jones, brownies for her elderly neighbours Brenda & Reg. made a traditional dessert from Santander called Quesada 🇪🇸. What will you make? https://t.co/zqCF68pU0o

21/05/20

Wow! We’re incredibly proud of you Tarkan! https://t.co/pN0u7Szkji

20/05/20

Our Staff have been overwhelmed with messages of thanks, it is very much appreciated. We miss our students very much and cannot wait to see them in person when the time comes. https://t.co/WVzUcDLMy0

20/05/20

It’s Day 3 of awareness week. Due to Covid, Miss Yeldham was unable to run the Costa Rica fundraising event and therefore donated the Easter Eggs for the event to the staff at Basildon Hospital. https://t.co/9QYvcMPo6u

19/05/20

How wonderful! A thank you can mean so much. the HACH community is very lucky to have you. https://t.co/3r86YNBhEb

19/05/20

Well Done Isabel! That looks like a good cuppa. HACH community, don’t forget to share your acts of kindness with us ⁦https://t.co/bFDvY7YsWg

19/05/20

Day 2 of the awareness week HACH kindness challenge: Send a letter to someone you haven’t seen in a long time. Or like & her Nan, embrace the wonders of modern technology and use video calling (ears and whisker filters are optional) https://t.co/ZEV89SX5ad

18/05/20

Congratulations Eshaal! Well done to the students who took part in the Juniper Book Awards and thank you to Miss Lock for your efforts. https://t.co/vnuZKYwJGj https://t.co/EqjA2IxLuH

18/05/20

Our physical health and mental health go hand in hand, we’re . A fantastic effort from our PE team and HACH Students! https://t.co/EeoDXjzWQi

18/05/20

It’s awareness week! Our first act of comes from Mr Jerden who made a tea for Mrs Jerden. This is our Kindness challenge for today: Make a tea for someone in your household. Share your acts of Kindness... . . https://t.co/oe1lstg5Gt

13/05/20

Over the course of the week and beyond, we will be encouraging our students and school community to share their acts of kindness (no matter how small!) by tagging and using the . 2/2 https://t.co/UsVg8JPE9o

13/05/20

How are you doing? Next week is mental health awareness week led by the foundation. The theme is kindness & we have prepared a family newsletter giving information and tips for maintaining positive mental health. 1/2 https://t.co/OVDctsEi3o

04/05/20

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

This week’s challenge is how many shoulder taps can you do in 1 minute? Can you beat Miss Freeman’s score of 116? All you need is a stopwatch, yourself and a little bit of space! https://t.co/SriarEjXNR

03/05/20

03/05/20

In this weeks student bulletin: All things futures from ⁦⁩ & some inspirational speakers from ⁦⁩. We look at how Great Britain celebrated VE Day in 1945 & who has been awarded character merits this week? Students, check your inboxes to find out! https://t.co/efnXNzHXF2

29/04/20

Fantastic opportunities available from the youth hub, follow the contact details to book a place! https://t.co/OGnPuzN58F

29/04/20

This is a great way to learn a language and to support students who are learning remotely! ⁦https://t.co/7XezH1YKdm

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Biology

Entry Requirements

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 5 in English Language or Literature and Grade 6 in Maths. In addition to this a 7 in Biology and 6 in 2 other separate sciences is required if you have taken Triple Science, or Grade 7s in Trilogy Combined Science.

Expectations/Resources

There is a huge difference in the amount of time you will need to devote to your A Level studies compared to GCSE. You should spend at least one hour after every lesson consolidating your learning, assessing what you have learnt during that lesson and what you need to review with your teacher next lesson. This is in addition to any independent learning, assessed work and practical tasks that will be set weekly.

You should have your own scientific calculator and a subject revision guide.

Why study Biology at A Level?

In studying Biology at A Level you will begin to appreciate the living world, to sense the wonder of evolution, to catch the excitement of gene technology, to think independently, to challenge widely-held beliefs and to understand the delicate ecological balance that sustains life on Earth. Biology is a subject which is never out of the news – think of genetic engineering, global warming, endangered species, GM foods, organ transplants, cloning; the list is endless and is growing every day.

Biology at A Level provides an excellent basis for higher education courses from Medicine to Marine Biology, Physiotherapy to Psychology as well as providing you with a wide range of useful skills which are transferable to any subject or field of work. Biology can stand alone as a science subject and is also complementary to Geography, Psychology, Sociology and Sports Science in addition to the usual subjects of Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

The Course

The structure of the Biology A Level has changed, with the new reformed course having been introduced in September 2015. The reformed course is designed to better prepare students for the challenges of their university course and future employment. The content of the new A Level builds on the previously taught courses, but have been reviewed and adapted to reflect the constant evolution of our understanding of biological concepts. The structure of the assessment has also changed, although students will still be required to prepare for and sit external exams in the summer of the second year, alongside completing a series of practical tasks.

The website below gives further information on the structure and content of the new A Level Biology course:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-biology-a-h020-h420-from-2015/

How will you be assessed?

Three external exams.  Paper 1 and Paper 2 are each worth 100 marks and 37% of the final A Level.
Paper 3 is worth 70 marks and is 26% of the final A Level.  You will also need to complete a programme of compulsory practical activities in order to achieve the practical endorsement in Biology.

Exam board: OCR