In the first year of the course you will study biochemistry, cells and development as well as gas exchange and transport in both plants and animals. You will also study the environment, how variation helps species to survive and look at Darwin's work.
In the second year you will add knowledge of photosynthesis and respiration, energy transfer, the nervous system, homeostasis, genetics and gene technology.
We follow the OCR specification A and the full specification can be found at
Course Skills & Benefits
The A level is awarded on the basis of exams held at the end of the second year which cover the full course.
There is a separate practical grade awarded on the basis of the practical reports completed over the two year programme.