Biology

GCSE BIOLOGY A

GCSE Biology A provides the opportunity to:

develop interest in, and enthusiasm for, biology

- develop a critical approach to scientific evidence and methods

- acquire and apply skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works and its essential role in society

- acquire scientific skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for progression to further learning.

 

GCSE Biology A provides distinctive and relevant experience for students who wish to progress to Level 3 qualifications.

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

UNIT A161

Module B1: You and your genes

Module B2: Keeping healthy

Module B3: Life on Earth

 

 

UNIT A162

Module B4: The processes of life

Module B5: Growth and development

Module B6: Brain and mind

 

 

UNIT A163

Module B7: Further biology

 

 

UNIT A164

Controlled assessment Comprises a Practical Investigation from a choice set by OCR

Assessed by teachers, internally standardised and externally moderated by OCR

Assesses the quality of written communication