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Meadowhead School

Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust

A Level Biology

Key Stage 5 Biology (Year 12-13)

  Year 12 Year 13
Term 1
  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Transport across cell membranes
  • Cell recognition and the immune system

Respiration

Photosynthesis

Energy and ecosystems

Homeostasis

Responses to stimuli

Nervous coordination and muscles

Term 2
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information

Inherited change

Gene expression

Assessment

Trial exam consisting of content from the following units:

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Transport across cell membranes
  • Cell recognition and the immune system
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information

Trial exam – 2 papers:

Paper 1 exam containing content from:

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Transport across cell membranes
  • Cell recognition and the immune system
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information
  • Mass transport

variation and relationships between organisms

Paper 2 exam containing content from:

  • Respiration
  • Photosynthesis
  • Energy and ecosystems
  • Homeostasis
  • Responses to stimuli
  • Nervous coordination and muscles
  • Inherited change
  • Gene expression
Term 3

Mass transport

variation and relationships between organisms

Populations in ecosystems

Populations and evolution

Recombinant DNA technology

Assessment Resit trial exam (for a small number of students) consisting of content from the above units: Resit trials (as trial information above)
Assessment

Trial exam – full paper 1 consisting of content from the following units:

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Transport across cell membranes
  • Cell recognition and the immune system
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information
  • Mass transport
  • variation and relationships between organisms