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11/12/19

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Too big for your boots? ... uplifting & inspired in these dark days to see return to his first school in to extol the virtues | hard work - reading - scholarship | https://t.co/SFP19DCv68

11/12/19

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A few weeks ago we brought artist to secondary school to run sessions in different styles of portraiture to their art students. Here she is in action! https://t.co/1XafCiL6Hh

10/12/19

Still struck here by the beautiful skill of one of our Year 9 students Alice https://t.co/hNNfFEVrkQ

10/12/19

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Hear more about Khadija’s inspirational journey to . With thanks to her teachers and Harris Experience https://t.co/O4TgvKPc1k

10/12/19

Year 9 artists practising their draughtsmanship skills today in a 6 hour sustained stint. Wonderful replica of photograph here https://t.co/AOpfhdSOAz

10/12/19

10/12/19

Year 10 in full flow preparing for the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge 2019-20 https://t.co/HwF1ThiofX

09/12/19

Some of the winners from the wonderful art competition that formed a centrepiece of our Black History Month celebrations. https://t.co/2MUECpbepX

09/12/19

This looks wonderful. Is there a cost?

05/12/19

It's all in the details... challenging us to design the living room of the future https://t.co/Tm7aOJlivZ

05/12/19

Thank you so much for running a workshop on careers in architecture and design - such a great experience for our students https://t.co/oGMdIMv26e

04/12/19

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Today we built an electromagnet and looked at the magnetic field strength and distance of this in our year 8 class. https://t.co/GxpL3Qla0Z

02/12/19

Our students at Harris Academy Tottenham love reading https://t.co/ITVls0fxVC

02/12/19

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“I can´t think of a better article with which to start the week - humanity, hope, forgiveness, positivity, potential and inspiration. The world is not all bad.” The students who made it to Oxbridge against the odds https://t.co/VSHIFLtooT

29/11/19

Congratulations to Kiyenne who finished 5th in the Haringey Cross Country Championships and now goes on to represent Haringey in the Middlesex Schools Cross Country Championships https://t.co/vuDEZmfHXO

27/11/19

Tickets for Wicked to Oz are now on sale! You can buy them from Primary and Secondary reception. https://t.co/c0LI7L2pSJ

27/11/19

Celebrating some of our talented Year 11 pupils https://t.co/pE5Ns68Fzq

26/11/19

The pupils were able to test out their skills with over 40 employers running workshops https://t.co/Dwr4SrdSNf

26/11/19

Our first Curriculum Day at Harris Academy Tottenham gave pupils some real hands on experience https://t.co/3DsC4nlM09

26/11/19

A massive thank you to all staff and parents who bought books from our book fair last week. We raised a staggering £1,016.98 to spend on books for primary pupils to enjoy

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A-Level Biology

A Level Biology

Specification: AQA Biology

Method of Assessment:

 

AS Biology

Students complete two written papers, both lasting 1 hour 30 minutes and worth 75 marks.  Paper 1 assesses topics 1 – 4 and relevant practical skills (Biological molecules, Cells, Exchange surfaces and genetic variation). Short answer questions comprise 87% of the marks while comprehension questions make up 13% of the marks.

Paper 2 also assess topics 1- 4 and relevant practical skills, it is also comprised of 87% short answer questions but 13% extended response questions.

 

A Level Biology

There are three written papers to assess A Level Biology.  Each paper lasting 2 hours; papers 1 and 2 are worth 91 marks while paper 3 is worth 78 marks. Paper 1 is worth 35% of the overall A level while paper is worth 35% and paper 3 30 % respectively.

 

Paper 1: Assesses content from topics 1-4 and relevant practical skills, 84% of paper one is a mixture of short and long answer questions while the other 16% assess extended responses.

 

Paper 2: Assesses content from topics 5-8 (Energy transfers in and between organisms, response to change, genetics, populations and ecosystems and the control of gene expression) and relevant practical skills, 84% of paper one is a mixture of short and long answer questions while the other 16% is made up of comprehension questions.

 

Paper 3 assess any content from topics 1-8, including relevant practical skills. 49% of paper 3 is comprised of structured questions including practical techniques; 19% of critical analysis of given experimental data and 32% on an essay from the choice of two titles.

 

The practical skills of students are assessed throughout the course, leading to a separate certificate called ‘Practical Endorsement in Biology’ – this is simply pass/fail depending on skills shown throughout the course. 

 

Course Overview:

 

AQA A Level Biology course requires students to complete all modules and be assessed on them all at the end of two years of study – i.e. in Year 13.  The A Level is no longer formed of ‘AS’ plus ‘A2’.  However, students can choose to study Biology for just one year (modules 1-4) and complete the relevant exams to attain an AS Level in Biology.

 

Units Studied:

Year 12 Content

  • Module 1 – Biological molecules
  • Module 2 – Cells
  • Module 3 – Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Module 4 – Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

 

Year 13 Content

  • Module 5 – Energy transfers in and between organisms
  • Module 6 – Organisms respond to change in their internal and external environments
  • Module 7 – Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • Module 8 – The control of gene expression

 

Entry Requirements:

Students require a minimum of a grade 5 in 7 different subjects at GCSE (or equivalent), including English (Literature or Language) and Mathematics, with at least a grade 6 in Biology separate science or a 6-6 in combined science.

Career Opportunities

Biology is one of the most popular A Level subjects in the country, attracting students studying a wide range of other subjects. Many of these students enjoy the subject so much they eventually choose a biologically related degree course. Others go on to careers in law, computing, accounting or teaching.

So, whatever field you will eventually work in, you will find biology a very rewarding and challenging course which will develop many of the skills essential for a successful career.

Biology is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physiotherapy, pharmacy, optometry, nursing, zoology, marine biology or forensic science.

For more information, please contact Ms Youens c/o info@harristottenham.org.uk

Please mark FAO and contact name in the subject of the email. 

 

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