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13/06/18

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Discussing which books we think will win the Carnegie and the Amnesty Prize and the Kate Greenaway https://t.co/1OIS0iPeGX

12/06/18

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3 - 2 -1 GOING LIVE 🎥 with our live streaming guide for parents as part of ! Printable High Res version here: https://t.co/lb8BuGutcw https://t.co/F71tukmBqv

23/05/18

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Junior Boys are District Athletic Champions 2017+18 🎖️🎖️

23/05/18

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Year 7 boys District Football Cup Champions, well done boys. 4-2 win on penalties v 🎖️⚽🎉🏆 https://t.co/6Qutp9t6f4

21/05/18

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match exercise - getting some literature, ancient sources and reception studies in there.... https://t.co/XJWtM6Q5so

21/05/18

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Halfway through my mega day of taster sessions at Lots of lovely students talking about art, history, drama and myth as well as ancient languages

17/05/18

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Could you inspire students in ? We still have places available on our programme for Sept'18! Don't hesitate, apply via UCAS 1TZ today! &T https://t.co/W9KMI5oxCk

17/05/18

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14/05/18

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Sixth Form Pastoral Support Tutor required .Apply now https://t.co/x4BdFV5Ttg https://t.co/QoiLHNSTxT

11/05/18

Some pictures today from our 3K run 🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/E04yx0FJDX

11/05/18

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Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is hiring. Apply now https://t.co/1O0Vs5nFu4 https://t.co/nuoHxOQNK2

11/05/18

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10/05/18

Contrary to this tweet we would like to confirm that this gentleman has no association and never has with Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, which is Located in Chafford Hundred.

10/05/18

Contrary to this tweet we would like to confirm that this gentleman has no association and never has with Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, which is Located in Chafford Hundred.

10/05/18

Contrary to your tweet we would like to confirm that this gentleman has no association and never has with Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, which is Located in Chafford Hundred.

08/05/18

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Classics teacher needed at ! It's an excellent opportunity, visit their website for more! https://t.co/6J9VDQVwlG

08/05/18

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08/05/18

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Some very exciting work in today’s workshop with the students of . Definitely didn’t get on the wrong train coming home, nearly ending up in Southend. Nope. Definitely didn’t do that... https://t.co/GU6WtBWuQD

08/05/18

Thank you to all parents who completed the evaluation survey for the SEND award, we really appreciate your views. We shall keep you updated on any outcomes as a result of this survey.

19/04/18

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“Enlightening”: a primary trainee on the visit to the . -phase transition https://t.co/ejeTIo5DQ9

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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