Biology – GCSE
Biology is the science of living organisms (including animals, plants, fungi and microorganisms) and their interactions with each other and the environment.
Through colleting and interpreting information about the natural world, students will be able to identify patterns and relate possible cause and effect. Biological information is used to help create a sustainable world for future generations.
The syllabus includes subjects such as:
- Cell Biology
- Transport Systems (how substances are transported into and out of cells)
- Health, disease and the development of medicines
- The Central Nervous System – co-ordination and control
- Eco Systems
- Inheritance, Variation and Evolution
Biology – A-Level
A-Level Biology will expand further on the GCSE level qualification to enable students to study key concepts including; Cells as the units of life, Biochemical processes, DNA, Natural Selection and Organisms in their environment.
Students will be expected to observe and carry out practical experimentation as well as theoretical written work
Areas of learning are:
- Energy and respiration
- Photosynthesis – as an energy transfer process, limiting factors and adaptations that can be applied
- Homeostasis – in mammals and plants
- The Central Nervous System – Control and Co-ordination in Mammals and Plants
- Inherited Change – The behaviour of maternal and paternal chromosomes and gene control
- Selection and Evolution – Natural and Artificial selection and the impact on evolution
- Biodiversity, classification and conservation – Maintaining biodiversity against the threat of human activities and climate change
- Genetic Technology – Application to medicine and agriculture