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13/05/21

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Miss Viccars

And a final thank you to our parents who gave up their time to join myself and at this half term’s Parent Carer Forum! Wonderful praise for our ESJ staff aswell as valued feedback to help us as we continue to grow and improve.

13/05/21

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Miss Viccars

A huge thank you to the students and staff who gave up their time to join the Equality and Diversity Group this evening. Great turnout to discuss promoting an inclusive message in school to eliminate prejudice and discrimination.

13/05/21

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Miss Viccars

Please continue to nominate your Staff Stars here: https://t.co/XIaN9hwers - we send your messages out each week to the staff nominated so that they can read the lovely comments you've sent in!

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13/05/21

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R.E. department

Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating this holy feast ☪️ https://t.co/FzE22ljxUD

12/05/21

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karen

Very proud mum . I don’t do Twitter so hope this is in the right place 😂

12/05/21

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Amanda Bateman-Adams

You ⭐️ Kiera ! that deserves a shopping trip with mum 😉

12/05/21

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Mr M A Yerosimou

PROUD YEAR LEADER!! Our very own Year 10 doing and her community proud! What an unbelievable achievement! https://t.co/ivnKAMw485

11/05/21

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Ms Horner

Wonderful ambassadors for oracy! You picked some diamonds. https://t.co/iOHfMjfako

11/05/21

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Speakers Trust

Embracing her inner Elle Woods tonight, Keira Hearn was crowned Digital Champion with her speech Being Blonde! https://t.co/zWThQbmyxP Congratulations to Keira & ALL speakers tonight - everyone should be very proud👊

11/05/21

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Ms Horner

Absolutely incredible achievement Keira! You represented wonderfully. What a credit you are to our school, your family and friends, and our wider community. Huge thank you to for your unwavering support and coaching of both Keira and Georgia! https://t.co/KT2e6FeIqR

11/05/21

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mary burges

Absolutely phenomenal- well done to BOTH our fabulous students. Congratulations Keira 🌟🌟🌟

11/05/21

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MRSH@ESJ

KEIRA DID IT! I'M SO PROUD!! 😭😭😭

11/05/21

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MRSH@ESJ

They really did! I'm so nervous 😳😬

11/05/21

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mary burges

Georgia and Keira did themselves and so proud 💫

11/05/21

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Speakers Trust

We look forward to welcoming students from for Digital Final 9 later today. Good luck to all taking part! https://t.co/BkUVdO6joi

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10/05/21

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ESJ Reading Race

Monday motivation ☺️ Get your books out and get reading to support you across your subjects! 📚 https://t.co/2NiMyIPQl2

10/05/21

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ESJ Reading Race

Perfect for year 8! https://t.co/SJvmaYuMJ7

10/05/21

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Siobhán Garrett

We are so grateful to for helping us create an amazing poster for our community! If you’re an Epping based school, we’ve emailed you the details this morning! https://t.co/IfQbTnCEoN

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10/05/21

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kim blackman

So proud of Tia and Buddy .. Winning the M&M Novice and then Winning the M&M Championships placing her into Overall Supreme Class https://t.co/Ue9xWDIx2t

10/05/21

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Miss Viccars

Incredible effort by our students to raise money to support our school to become greener. Please support them if you’re able to!

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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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