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Key Stage 5 Science

A Level Biology

The OCR Biology Course is divided into Biological topics, each containing different key concepts of Biology. Once these are developed applications are considered.

Year 12 AS

  • F211 – Cells, Exchange and Transport 1 hour written exam. AS 30%, A2 15%
  • F212 – Molecules, Biodiversity, food and health – Assessed by a 1.75 hour written examination. 50% of the total AS marks, 25% of A2.
  • F213 – Practical Skills in Biology 1 – Assessed by internal coursework. 20% of the total AS marks, 10% of A2.

Year 13 A2

  • F214 – Communications, Homeostasis and Energy – Assessment by a 1 hour written exam, 15% of the total Advanced GCE marks.
  • F215 – Control, Genomes and Environment – Assessed by a 1.75 hour written examination, 25% of the total Advanced GCE marks.
  • F216 – Practical skills in Biology 2 – Assessed internally by coursework, 10% of the total Advanced GCE marks.

Assessment


Assessment is via examination with part of unit 5 being coursework. The A2 examinations are progressively more synoptic requiring students to draw on their knowledge from AS/A2 Biology. Coursework is undertaken on a fieldtrip to a field studies centre on the Isle of Wight.

Course Books and Equipment

  • Advanced Biology AS – Biozone Learning Media
  • Introduction to Advanced Biology – CJ Clegg
  • Advanced Biology for You – Gareth Williams
  • Respiration and Coordination – John Adds, Erica Larkcom, Ruth Miller
  • Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity – Nelson Thornes
  • Planner, pencils, pens, eraser, metric ruler, calculator

Events and Visits

  • Field studies centre on the Isle of Wight
  • Wildwood

Key Dates

  • June exam period

A Level Physics

Students studying Physics now follow the Edexcel A Level course.

Teaching takes place in specialist laboratories with state of the art equipment for practical work and to assist learning. Teaching groups are small, allowing students to take an active part in learning and to get a high level of assistance. Contacts with the world-renowned King’s College, London also allows our students an opportunity to do practical work in world-class facilities in preparation for the practical sections of their exams.

Year 12 AS

  • Unit 6PH01 – Physics on the Move – assessed by a 1 hour written examination, 40% of total AS GCE marks (20% of total GCE marks).
  • Unit 6PH02 – Physics at Work – assessed by a 1.75 hour written examination, 40% of the total AS marks (20% of total GCE marks).
  • Unit 6PH03 – Experimental Physics – assessed by coursework, 20% of the total AS GCE marks (10% of total GCEmarks).

Year 13 A2

  • Unit 6PH04 – Physics on the Move – assessed by a 1 hour written examination, 40% of the total AS marks (20% of total GCE marks).
  • Unit 6PH05 – Physics from Creation to Collapse – assessed by a 1.75 hour written examination, 40% of the total AS marks (20% of total GCE marks).
  • Unit 6PH06 – Experimental Physics – assessed by coursework, 20% of the total AS marks (10% of total GCEmarks).
  • http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/gce08/physics/Pages/default.aspx

Course Books and Equipment

  • Advanced Physics – Tom Duncan
  • Advanced Physics for You – Johnson, Hewitt, Holt and Mille
  • Planner, pencils, pens, eraser, metric ruler, calculator
  • Revision guides available

Events and Visits

  • Kings College

Key Dates

May/June exam periods

Easter deadline for coursework project to be marked and moderated.


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