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30/11/20

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Miss Viccars

Join us for some festive family fun before we break up for xmas! Fundraising for our PTA and bringing the community together... the ESJ virtual quiz night is on 11th December, hosted by the one and only ! Buy your tickets here: https://t.co/NjpOW2q6KT https://t.co/1u2h3dlQYx

29/11/20

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Miss Viccars

Amazing! ⭐️ https://t.co/D8DtnL1hKn

28/11/20

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Ms Horner

Fantastic revision resource, year 10 and 11. Get watching! https://t.co/4ANgDwwVYO

27/11/20

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ESJStudentLead

Had a really informative and productive meeting yesterday with the entire Student Leadership Team. Can’t wait for us to bring the ideas we discussed to life! Watch out!

27/11/20

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Ms F Clarke

Oo I’m excited to see!

27/11/20

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CathyP

Oh bless you. Thank you SO much. T has something he’s been working on all day to send you 🥰

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27/11/20

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Donna Horncastle

maybe need more inset days...lots of home done Eco resort https://t.co/xR5FJmKlwq

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27/11/20

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Cristin Casey Music

Looking for the producers' copy of FL Studio for 2 students. Does anyone in internet land have any links/discount codes? https://t.co/17LXfZ97v6

27/11/20

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Miss Viccars

Shopping for Black Friday? Help support our PTA by shopping via https://t.co/Wti8kM84ya - nominated charity is Epping St John's PTA. You can also support by shopping on https://t.co/DU2wp58dzn too! A portion of your purchase will be donated to PTA. :)

26/11/20

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Miss Viccars

From StLT to an evening with the Parent Carer Forum! What an invaluable group of parents they are - celebrating successes and providing feedback to help us as we continue to adapt. Thank you for joining us tonight!

26/11/20

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Adam Smith

Thank you Ms Horner and Ms Howlett, I thought your presentation was really informative. Our students are lucky to have such a brilliant English department. Hopefully we get a lot of students taking A-level English next year. https://t.co/4P6FIm7ZYV

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26/11/20

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Ms Horner

Some lovely feedback coming in about or subject information live event. https://t.co/oyHoZccYi6

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26/11/20

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Miss Viccars

42 members of giving up their evening to discuss the Student Council survey results and set a plan of action for next term! They’ve been so proactive this term despite restrictions. Could not be prouder of them. 🥰 https://t.co/vgjk1fXajj

26/11/20

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Ms Horner

Here's your reminder to join us live for our year 11 subject information evening. We look forward to speaking with you. https://t.co/z7cyFo3VyQ

26/11/20

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ShoeSu

Meant to tweet before to say thank you for the blazers. They are extremely smart 😊

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25/11/20

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MrFitten

Here it is Ho Ho House Christmas Card competition submit your designs to the Art Department by 7th Dec 🎅🧑‍🎄🤶🎄 https://t.co/2sDOZb6EpS

25/11/20

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ESJ Reading Race

This will help you knowledge in psychology and health social care. ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/9FlJ5CrGvS

25/11/20

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ESJ Reading Race

This links to geography ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ! https://t.co/d1Mzkwv03D

25/11/20

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Mrs O’Boyle

Thank you to Reverend Lee Batson for the assembly to celebrate ‘Christ the King’ delivered live to all students this week https://t.co/DuwoU1Kcfg

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25/11/20

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Ms Horner

Some excellent TEAMs contributions from year 11 as we revised the significance of 'the ring' and Sheila's character in the opening act of An Inspector Calls. https://t.co/iXFQoOWPeF

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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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