Key Stage 4
Grammar and Syntax
Biology uses the same key scientific skills as Chemistry and Physics, and indeed assists in the study of these subjects, also developing mathematical and language skills.
At GCSE Biology we follow the AQA course. Link to AQA website.
This is a wide-ranging course which provides a sound foundation to A-Level and IB. It also requires knowledge of practical skills, which are assessed in both written papers.
Our pupils continue to develop their scientific skills base, engaging with scientific enquiry in the pursuit of greater understanding of the world and their place in it, though the detailed study of topics such as:-
- Cell Biology
- Infection and response
- Homeostasis and response
- Inheritance, variation and evolution
Assessment is by two 1 hour and 45 minute papers, to be sat at the end of a 2 year course. Each paper is worth 50% of the total marks.