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Biology

Advanced Level Biology

Studying AS/A2 Biology

At both levels the students build up a file from their course that is based on practical work in the laboratory and theory that is obtained through research projects, tutorial and lecture style learning. A wide variety of resources are available for the students use from ICT, Standard CIE endorsed A level Biology textbooks, Biological Sciences Review and New Scientist magazines. The former is specifically aimed at students studying the subject at this level.

Studying the subject at this level is extremely useful for students wishing to pursue a wide range of biologically orientated University degrees such as Medicine, Dentistry, Environmental Science, Optometry, Pharmacy, Vetenary Science and Biotechnology. Experience has shown that it provides an advantage in terms of knowledge for the first year of undergraduate study. It is also a good choice of a third or forth AS/A2 for non-science students.

Syllabus Content

At AS level the following topics are covered in the syllabus:

Cell Structure, Biological Molecules, Enzymes, Cell Membranes/Transport, Cell/Nuclear Division, Genetic Control, Transport, Gas Exchange, Infectious Disease, Immunity and Ecology.

At A2 level the following topics are covered:

Energy/respiration, Photosynthesis, Regulation/control, Inherited Change, Selection and Evolution, Biodiversity, Gene Technology, Biotechnology, Crop Plants,  Aspects of Human Reproduction.

Assessment

The table below outlines the scheme of assessment

Level

Paper number and Type

Duration

Style

AS

Paper 1 MCQ

1h

40 questions choose from A, B, C, or D

AS

Paper 2

1h 15m

Short structured questions

AS

Paper 3 Practical

2h

Recording and analyzing data

A2

Paper 4

2h

Short structured questions and one free response

A2

Paper 5

1h 15m

Planning, analysis and evaluation of experiments.
Two compulsory questions.

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