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22/10/21

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Epping Primary

So impressive! Well done everyone!

22/10/21

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Epping Primary

We spy some former pupils there - always brilliant to see they're doing so well in their school career. Well done all of you!

22/10/21

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PAPYRUS

This is incredible! Thank you so much for your wonderful support 💜

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22/10/21

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Everything Epping Forest

A day at Epping St John's School dedicated to raising awareness of mental health has so far raised over £4,000 for Papyrus, a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. https://t.co/iWtb3N8tMF https://t.co/Nb3QhLGxZ8

22/10/21

We are so proud of our school community. 💚 https://t.co/6dYY6055di

21/10/21

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Mr Reeves

So proud of all the staff and students involved in this fundraiser. Massive thanks to the ESJ community, the staff and students and our friends and families for all the donations. Totally worth the blisters! https://t.co/O8HPVTLnfT

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21/10/21

An amazing achievement. A running total of £4,000.00 and still counting, which will be donated to . The issue of mental health is of paramount importance, and we were all honoured to be part of this fundraising event. 💚 https://t.co/YMTKb6kUlX

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21/10/21

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Dee Conlon 💙💛

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20/10/21

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Round one of 6th Form Master Chef this afternoon. We were really blown away by the dishes. A big thank you to Mrs Marshall for running this enrichment for our Year 12 & 13 https://t.co/0B7S1WgviL

20/10/21

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West Essex SSP

Thank you leaders for all your hard work this morning.

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20/10/21

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BMAT

📢 We're Hiring! We've an exciting opportunity for someone to head up our information technology services across the trust. 🖥️ For a job description and information on how to apply, please visit https://t.co/JdnPyp6zSp https://t.co/FRbCShRUQd

19/10/21

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Adam Smith

Well done it was fantastic seeing the KS1 students at the school with our leaders. And thank you as usual it was a really well organised event. I hope it will be the first of many this year.

19/10/21

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mary burges

And it looks like all the students (leaders and players!) are doing a fine job 😃 I love the partnerships we have with our primaries; makes “big school” a much easier step to take.

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19/10/21

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

It’s the KS1 Multi-Skills event today - the first event for all of our sports leaders! Take a look at them in action 👀 https://t.co/72SfPGaC5Q

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19/10/21

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Super proud of the sports leaders for leading their first primary school event today 😍 some fun leadership styles and amazing teamwork… Future coaches and teachers in the making🤩 https://t.co/XtgZwscTm9

15/10/21

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ESJ PE

A great 3-2 win by our Year9️⃣ footballers! They managed to hold onto the lead after 2 comeback goals and created many chances throughout the game! Fabulous work, well done!⚽️

15/10/21

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MrFitten

The entries for the Maths House competition have been collated. The correct number of triangles was 27🔺Winning Houses were Yr 7 Barker, Yr 8 Barker and Wright, Yr 9 Barker and Yr 11 Barker. So almost a Barker clean sweep!

14/10/21

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Mrs Christofi

Great trip for . Thank you for taking our students https://t.co/naXzIJ4bSB

14/10/21

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Jodie Newman

Thanks for you time, it’s great to have this sort of open communication.

08/10/21

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PAPYRUS

This is amazing! Thank you so much for your support 💜

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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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