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03/08/21

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Congratulations to who has just been awarded the Spine-Chillers Spring Term student winner. Fantastic! Well done from . We are all so proud! https://t.co/EVEAcAvHgm

31/07/21

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HARLOW ROCK SCHOOL

Exciting new music for young people aged 11-18 Come on in and join the band Opportunities to write and record - sing and play guitar - drum and bass

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27/07/21

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Epping Forest Foodbank

and are running a free summer club for primary aged children who have mild to moderate Special Educational Needs. Sign up by visiting https://t.co/WXjKBJudoP Find eligibility details below https://t.co/GnMLr4M3Ic

21/07/21

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victoria sear

Well that’s it! Massive thank you to all G’s amazing teachers You’ve created so many wonderful memories finishing with their virtual assembly which was made so special by you all❤️I know you have given her the best start for her future ahead

20/07/21

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Miss Viccars

Thank you so much. It’s been an absolute pleasure and a part of me will always be 💚 https://t.co/efMkOiUGmZ

18/07/21

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victoria sear

Thank you despite the pandemic Ruby has had another brilliant year down to fantastic teachers & friends & finished on such a high with sports day coming home full of it! You have all been amazing & so supportive hope you all have a lovely,restful summer

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18/07/21

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victoria sear

👀If you’ve not seen it it’s arrived!👀 Remember to ask for the blue coins at the counter & self service checkout in Tesco & help support to get more benches & make the the best outside space at school for all the kids to enjoy https://t.co/xnQcZeNBUN

17/07/21

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Tooze 🌍

Well. Today marked my final day (cough:again) It’s been emotional. Ended the day with a glorious leg in the staff relay; pushing the team from last to 2nd. Now, I’ll be gracing the corridors of for the foreseeable future.

17/07/21

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mary burges

Farewell and thank you for your tremendous legacy you leave at You have been an absolute dynamo of energy & creativity. Your new school is blessed to have you. Please stay in touch 😊

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16/07/21

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Mr M A Yerosimou

and Year 10… the last 6 years have been an absolute pleasure. Thank you for being my first year group and one I will never forget. ESJ is an incredible school and a place that is truly special to me. Thank you for everything 💚 https://t.co/SAWymbM6o2

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16/07/21

Aaaand they’re off. ESJ Sports Day ‘21 Athletics Events are underway… great fun but not quite the same with so many of our students off self-isolating. We miss them all! https://t.co/Pzf3Y7WxgB

16/07/21

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ESJ PE

We’re all super excited for our sports day!! Remember sun cream and water! ☀️⚽️🏀🏉🏐🥅🏆🥇🥈🥉🏅

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16/07/21

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Mr Latchford@ESJGeographyRE

I've been very quiet but I wanted to wish the community all the best for the future on the eve of my last day at the school. Proudly associated with the school since 2000. https://t.co/A7IpOlEWlH

16/07/21

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C Hines

Really chuffed with Charlie’s progress at and his latest report. Covid might have been a major disruptor during Year 8 & 9 but he’s going on to Year 10 in a strong position to start his GCSEs. 💪🏼💚

16/07/21

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sarah kingsland yeoland 💙

just wanted to say a huge thanks to all the staff who have made Imys 1st year at ESJ such a positive experience, you have all been amazing.She has absolutely loved every minute. Have a wonderful summer😊

15/07/21

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Epping Playground Association

Are you an based budding social media content creator that could help out a local charity? We need help to spread the word about our redevelopment project at ! If you’re looking for experience in this area, do get in touch.

15/07/21

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innerpeace27

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT THIS TERM .

14/07/21

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St Clare Hospice

Hope the trainings going well and good luck for the big walk!

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14/07/21

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Now the turn of Year 12’s to test their cookery skills. Some impressive dishes created by . Thanks to Mrs Marshall and Mrs Stock for all your patience! https://t.co/IVKk1hO5ig

14/07/21

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MrFitten

2 weeks today I will be walking 45 miles for a great cause in memory of a great man. Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated 🏏🐯 https://t.co/cbRoCigBEW

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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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