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19/03/19

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19/03/19

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students looking at Apprenticeships - check out this fab FREE resource https://t.co/owpKuPPZci

18/03/19

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After the spelling bee we continue with some more classics adventures. King Togidubnus Pace. Reconstructing mosaics https://t.co/GP61YJ1jUa

14/03/19

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What a pleasure to have all these schools. Thank you for being here and judges for your support, you made this event a success. https://t.co/6su8K3oyfY

14/03/19

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Fantastic day with our getting some hands on practice with with great advice offered https://t.co/9iAikHqatu

07/03/19

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Year 8 boys come second in indoor athletics https://t.co/LHrCrVB4oM

07/03/19

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Year 8 girls second in indoor athletics, well done girls https://t.co/b27BWgzOMy

07/03/19

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Year 7 girls second in indoor athletics https://t.co/nulOtnZA7z

07/03/19

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Year 7 boys third in indoor athletics https://t.co/NmSH0WDobG

06/03/19

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Fantastic (but tough) day for year 10 with with some great advice on the future. Well done all https://t.co/Ek8jkzZQVu

05/03/19

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Fabulous event today with giving some fantastic advice to our Year 10, 12 & 13 future lawyers and solicitors. Thanks for attending

05/03/19

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students looking at apprenticeships - a fantastic event for you tomorrow (6th March) to get great info. https://t.co/nDH6O2BPHD

02/03/19

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Year 11,12 & 13 students interested in a career in . Don’t forget to join us on Tuesday P3 to meet for some great careers advice

28/02/19

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The talent and skill of staff I met today at has been nothing short of amazing. They know their students well, show real care and passion and know their stuff. A lot can be learnt from the work of HACH

28/02/19

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Wow - - what a school! Had such an amazing day visiting the school and have met some of the most dedicated teachers and wonderful young people! HACH does such a wonderful job for their young people and should be very proud of all they are doing - super impressed!

26/02/19

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Please see our new club timetable. https://t.co/Ywo26HuQJK

18/02/19

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Dear parents, we have just boarded the aircraft we will be back in Luton at 21:30.

18/02/19

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Best tour guide for underground naples. https://t.co/zxm3DNNGcc

18/02/19

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How quickly time has passed. Our last stop, underground Naples and the archaelogical museum. Thanks to all teachers for their support https://t.co/Tz7QkvZYZq

17/02/19

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Students enjoying The Mediterranean sun https://t.co/GHmo84LCn2

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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