GCSE Biology

Units and modules studied by term.

Year 1

Autumn: Cell Biology and Organisation
Spring: Infection and Response, Bioenergetics
Summer: Homeostasis and Response

Year 2

Autumn: Inheritance, Variation and Evolution
Spring: Ecology and Key Practical Skills
Summer: Revision and External Exams

Course Details

Course/awarding title: AQA
Specification Code: 8461
Qualification Accreditation: 601/8752/9
Number/Discount course:
Length of course: 2 Years
Guided learning hours: 360 GLH
Tiers: Higher


Outcome grades: 1-9 (PASS), U (FAIL)
Entry requirements for GCSE Biology: TBC
External examination: 2 mandatory papers, each 1hr 45m
Paper 1: 91 marks, 35% of A- level
Paper 2: 91 marks, 35% of A- level
Paper 3: 78 marks, 30% of A- level

Coursework: 10 required practical’s to be completed. Guidance in Practical Handbook. Practical Science statement to be completed prior to exam and date provided by AQA.
Coursework Deadlines: Contemporaneous record of practical’s completed. Written exam will include questions (at least 15%) on practical work.Coursework deadlines: N/A
Work experience things: N/A

Assessments: Initial, 2 Teacher set per Term, Year 10 Mocks (May), Year 11 Mock (Jan), Year 11 (End of course)