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03/12/22

Very proud of The ESJ ‘Our Planet’ Christmas Tree entry. Number 50 at the wonderful Tree Festival. Get along there if you can. So much going on & great community atmosphere https://t.co/QJ8W4BBidH

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More archery!🏹 https://t.co/Hjxm60TEzv

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Followed by some archery!🏹 https://t.co/zuJRBX4CjT

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Boxing was a firm favourite!🥊 https://t.co/ivuagbuOwD

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Hockey and trampolining were first on the agenda 🏑🤸🏼 https://t.co/lPfCkplGEX

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Some of our students have had a great time today at the KS3 All-in Multi-skills event! See the 🧵 below for photos of all the action!😁 https://t.co/w7Ab1rr5nN

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Some outstanding HW projects from 9 Hurley. I am so impressed by the talented students in my awesome form. https://t.co/Pw7TVKB41D

01/12/22

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Ms Horner

Thank you so much to our wonderful Chair of Governors, Mary, for your really beautiful, inspiring and heartfelt speech 💚

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30/11/22

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It was my absolute pleasure - it was a joyful evening! We have the most wonderful young people going through our school. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them all 😊

30/11/22

A wonderful celebration of the achievements of Year 11 and 13- class of 2022- at this evening's A-Level and GCSE Awards Ceremony. We are so proud of you all. 💚

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As we move into the World Cup Knockout phase form groups have been supporting their teams through the tournament! Who will win? ⚽️ https://t.co/FcKZNjxtb8

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House 🏠standings so far this term. Barker 🔵leading the way. https://t.co/9G6MHz8th8

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Well done Year 7s for their win in one of their Group Stage games in the Essex Cup!🤩 Every single one of the girls smashed it today!💪🏼 https://t.co/ZTCOrRus7d

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So, this just happened 🤩 GCSE English Language Progress Award and The Brunel Award for Achievement in Engineering. You are absolutely AMAZING Phillip! Thank you he couldn’t have done it without your support https://t.co/RHdnAGhzD9

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29/11/22

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It's official, we've been certified by for all our hard work on diversity and for promoting their values. Only a handful of UK schools have been granted this accreditation. Thank you to all staff, and for making this happen! 👏🏼 https://t.co/pV72bepX62

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26/11/22

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Don’t forget to raid your cupboards in the morning for our food collection for ! Please bring long life food and toiletries donations to our Academy sessions at tomorrow between 9am and 12pm. Thank you for your support 🙏 https://t.co/FlGEYxNi0M

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24/11/22

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Well done to our year 7s for playing in their first netball this year! Playing in the Essex Cup, they fought well to the very end💪🏼 https://t.co/SKvCtPR36P

22/11/22

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Biology A-Level

What is Biology all about?

Biology is the study of living organisms. At A Level we consider life from the molecular level right through to interactions between organisms and with their surroundings. The new A Level also includes cutting edge genetic developments.

First Year Course Content

In year one of Biology A Level we study many of the fundamental concepts needed to access the rest of the A Level course and to form a firm basis for further study in this field. The following 4 topics will be covered in year one -

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Organisms exchanging substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Second Year Course Content

Year two in A Level Biology expands on some of the topics covered in year one and helps students to further develop their practical skills through the practical
endorsement process. The following 4 topics are covered in year two -

  • Energy transfers in and between organisms
  • Organisms responding to changes in their internal and external environments
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • The control of gene expression

Practical Endorsement

Throughout both years students will carry out 12 ‘required practicals’.  Exam papers will test students' knowledge and understanding of their practical work. Students will be awarded an A Level grade based on their exams, and a 'pass' or 'fail' for practical work in lessons.

Assessment Criteria

A Level Biology requires 3 exams to be sat in May/June of the second year of study, each lasting 2 hours.  Papers 1 and 2 consist of short answer questions and one longer comprehension or extended response question. Paper 3 includes structured questions and one 25 mark essay question.

Future careers linked to this subject:

Biology A Level specified as a requirement or advantage for 25 different degree courses (and is valued on many more courses as an addition to these). These include Physiotherapy, Optometry, Biomedical Materials, Nursing, Archaeology, Midwifery, Earth Sciences, Geology, Geography,   Medical Science, Speech Therapy, Sports Science, Psychology, Physical Education, Dietetics, Biology, Veterinary Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, and Dentistry.

Examination Board

AQA

Teacher to Contact:

Mrs. S. Ahmed

 

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