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18/10/19

Ms Smith dropping off our harvest donations to the food bank https://t.co/tjYISLBNRT

17/10/19

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Our 6th Form are hearing from Jonathan Toy about approaches to solving youth violence and violence against young people https://t.co/h8CtW2g6yy https://t.co/xCVQRQ9JeX

17/10/19

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So proud of our Year 11 football team as they placed third in the Haringey tournament today https://t.co/H2nydz9H7u

17/10/19

So proud of our Year 11 football team as they placed third in the Haringey tournament today https://t.co/H2nydz9H7u

17/10/19

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Thank you for sharing our weekly success stories. I am really proud to be apart of the family! https://t.co/7WD92NDxnL

15/10/19

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Robert Peston now up at the event for social & careers education in state schools How to be adaptive, resilient, imaginative - speakers in schools give world of knowledge and opportunities - how individuals can overcome profound challenges https://t.co/5WXeY1bnoz

15/10/19

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Brilliant to hear from about how we can inspire young people to find what career and what kind of person they can be https://t.co/d5IcnUM54T

15/10/19

Tonight our Executive Principal Nick Soar is helping launch the research into how children can find themselves, find their identity and be themselves and find the career of their choice - amazing work of https://t.co/l8oBcEUUh0

15/10/19

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14/10/19

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11/10/19

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Annual Federation Conference. https://t.co/Vjn2NZCUVg https://t.co/GfrarOD9Wc

11/10/19

Wonderful to hear, our, and other Harris pupils singing exceptionally at our Harris conference https://t.co/n1bulxzJB4

11/10/19

Ready to welcome our Harris Tottenham team to the Harris Conference https://t.co/3EO0L7gO4d

10/10/19

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Great pictures from our Grand Opening. https://t.co/PIHyy8gJpA

10/10/19

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It's a huge welcome from me and everyone to two academies this week. That's FOUR in the last month😊 Welcome to the team, I look forward to working with you all https://t.co/Va02l38U9m

10/10/19

Mr Howells had the best time celebrating pupils' success at the Principal's breakfast https://t.co/W9akgrKAKQ

10/10/19

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Some pictures from last night’s highly successful Open Evening. Don’t forget to check out our Open Mornings next Tuesday and Thursday. https://t.co/Q3EyxISXna

10/10/19

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Thank you for all your generous donations for Tottenham food bank. Don’t worry if you haven’t brought yours in yet- last day is Thursday 17th October https://t.co/Z87YJ0feAi

10/10/19

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10/10/19

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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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