Biology

Minimum Entry Criteria

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Biology

May be accepted on the course: 6 in Biology and 6 in Maths

Board

Edexcel

Outline of the Course

  • Unit 1: Lifestyle Health and Risk
  • Unit 2: Genes and Health
  • Unit 3: Voice of the Genome
  • Unit 4: Biodiversity and Natural Resources
  • Unit 5: On the Wild Side
  • Unit 6: Immunity, Infection and Forensics
  • Unit 7: Run for your Life
  • Unit 8: Grey Matter

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Examination: Units 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 and experimental methods based on the Core practicals

2 hours

33.3%

2

Examination: Units 1,2,3,4,7 and 8 and experimental methods based on the Core practicals

2 hours

33.3%

3

Examination: Questions from Units 1 to 8, including Synoptic questions which may draw on two or more different topics.  A section of this paper will have questions based on a pre-released scientific article

2 hours

33.3%

 

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