The Biology team at Brookvale Groby Learning campus are a dynamic and enthusiastic team. We are a very
supportive bunch and always on offer to give you a helping hand. Weekly ‘Biology Surgery’ sessions take place to support students requiring additional help. Students can bring homework or class work to these sessions and Biology teachers will be on hand to help.
Biology is not an easy subject and to be successful you will have to work hard. We hope you find the course enjoyable and rewarding.
The following is a summary of subject content:
Module 1: Development of Practical Skills in Biology
Skills of planning, implementing and evaluation. This covers the practical skills that students develop throughout the course. Assessed via written examinations, this module underpins the entire specification.
Module 2: Foundations in Biology
Covers concepts required throughout the remaining modules. Includes Cell Structure, Biological molecules, nucleotides and nucleic acids, Enzymes, Biological membranes, Cell diversity and cellular organisation.
Module 3: Exchange and Transport
Exchange surfaces, Transport in animals, transport in plants.
Module 4: Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease
Includes: Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system. Biodiversity, classification and evolution.
Module 5: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy
Homeostasis, neuronal and hormonal communication, plant and animal responses. Photosynthesis, Respiration, Excretion.
Module 6: Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems
Cellular control and inheritance, manipulating genomes, biotechnology, cloning and populations.
In addition A level biology should encourage students to:
Show knowledge and understanding of the facts, principles and concepts from different areas of biology and to make and use connections between them.
Modules 1-6 combined with the Practical Endorsement constitute the full A-Level.
Overall Entry Requirements:
6 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including an English and Maths.
Course Specific Entry Requirements:
GCSE grade 6+6 from Combined Science and a grade 5 in Maths or Grade 6 in Biology and Chemistry and a grade 5 in Maths.