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10/08/22

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Miss Theodorou

Really good thread if you’re still looking for some summer reads/to get back into reading!! 📚📚 https://t.co/pXyRMfZ2DD

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09/08/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Happy National Book Lovers Day! Relax and enjoy your favourite book! 📚 https://t.co/8fLD7IA6fU

08/08/22

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Vectare Essex

Planning for school in September? Full academic year passes for and Brentwood Schools on our Services 13 & 61 are now available for sale at: https://t.co/YPFg8N7ukz.

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29/07/22

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Nigel Ayriss

What an amazing trip for them all, massive thank you to https://t.co/3DfUGCLMYB

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28/07/22

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Sammy O'brien

Arrived at Nairobi airport after a 9 1/2 hour bus journey https://t.co/m3l3cAsVX5

28/07/22

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BMAT

📢 We're Hiring! (Epping) have a vacancy for an ADT Technician 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/qmGL3KEPaA

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26/07/22

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Sammy O'brien

Travel day back up to camp Tsavo for safari tomorrow🦒🐘🦓🐆🦛🦏 even managed to visit the Marungu primary school to see the kids! https://t.co/VdoYgvHSpW

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25/07/22

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Sammy O'brien

Morning snorkelling for us! The best R&R day of the trip! https://t.co/P8jH4xjenT

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24/07/22

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Ms F Clarke

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24/07/22

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Ms F Clarke

Ranking and deciding on the biggest threats to Sea Turtles 🐢 https://t.co/rmKfBdAZh2

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24/07/22

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Ms F Clarke

Now this is why we teach you to be sustainable! A morning of litter picking on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches and this is what we collected. Small changes can make a huge difference. https://t.co/SaVgWqLy8D

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21/07/22

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Ms F Clarke

When you don’t have wrapping paper, but you have a dry bag! Happy Birthday Lomby! https://t.co/PqBrtgnjIe

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21/07/22

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Sammy O'brien

Last day of project work for my They have been outstanding this trip. Cultural activities tomorrow followed by much needed R&R days at Diani campsite and cottages https://t.co/BFz82XmxEG

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20/07/22

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Sammy O'brien

Last day at Mumas house! https://t.co/z0eJYyOdhV

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19/07/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Happy Summer Everyone! Relax and enjoy your favourite book! 📚🌍 https://t.co/KSmwUFuE4b

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19/07/22

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Ms F Clarke

Nothing brings the North and South together like a party! https://t.co/k3DW6fpk8W

19/07/22

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The Johnson Family

Good Luck and thank you for your incredible support. Enjoy the summer first!

18/07/22

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ShoeSu

Thank you for being an amazing teacher. Both of my girls really enjoyed your classes. Good luck with whatever is next for you 😊

18/07/22

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Karen Davis

I was very shocked to hear that you were leaving. You'll be missed hugely , we wish you all the best for the future. James Davis and family.

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18/07/22

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Mr Benzid

Just want to take this opportunity to say goodbye to ESJ, thank you for an amazing 4 years… Thanks for all the lovely cards, messages and gifts from our wonderful staff, students and parents/carers! All the best for the future 👏🏾 It’s been a pleasure https://t.co/saTi150j4S

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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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