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15/05/22

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Best of luck to all our Year 11 and 13 students. You’ve got this! https://t.co/ZrB6qMKA2C

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13/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

There were lots more activities… but well done to our team who came 2nd overall 😄🥈 Super super proud of every one of them for trying so hard and participating, you’re all superstars⭐️🥰🤩 And thank you, C for stepping up and being our team captain!🔥 https://t.co/8jiNNILhVq

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13/05/22

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Some of our KS3 students are at a Penathlon event at Debden Park! Here they are doing some target throwing! 🎯 https://t.co/2FtPwVWlFS

13/05/22

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Epping Primary

And as ever we enjoyed seeing our former pupils as sports leaders too. Very proud!

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12/05/22

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Ms F Clarke

Year 10 recapping their Year 7 coastal landforms. Making learning memorable 🌊 https://t.co/LbrWq5mxK3

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11/05/22

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Ms Horner

Such brilliant and rich discussion generated in our seminar style lesson. Year 12s really impressed me with the depth and multiplicity of their interpretations of unseen poetry! https://t.co/Hjec0JJrZ5

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Thanks for the demo, R!😄 https://t.co/hqUIxCY3qO

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Listen to the cheers 😍 https://t.co/atUbTPuAAQ

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Some field events happening! Sports leaders and children alike doing very well 🤩 https://t.co/mVZ3AUnyse

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Time for a mixed y3/4 and sports leaders race now! https://t.co/j6GhH398Rd

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11/05/22

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Carrie

Super visit to yesterday morning. Great to a chat with the newly launched ‘Guardian Angels’ https://t.co/4zspDwox98

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11/05/22

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Our sports leaders are helping to kick off the Year 3/4 Sportshall Athletics with an obstacle course! https://t.co/7fp8gwFJby

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10/05/22

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Mrs Kingsbury

A fantastic evening at the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge. Well done Isabella we are so proud of you! https://t.co/PuKlyPLCdP

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10/05/22

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Mrs O’Boyle

Y12 Philosophy & Ethics class have been busy creating this display on Plato 🔥 https://t.co/nYMENsYefg

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08/05/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Reviews and Ratings of the books I read during April! 📚 https://t.co/xldOdM4wOX

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05/05/22

It's been an amazing trip to Cornwall for our students and their Science teachers. https://t.co/7CtG4rZ6bT

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05/05/22

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Mrs O’Boyle

Heartening to see Y11’s reading their prayer card and tucking them into blazer front pockets for safe keeping 🙏 https://t.co/JbOiRhbsQ9

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05/05/22

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Mrs Javed

What an amazing science trip to Eden project, weather- amazing, students - superb, teachers - warm caring and super helpful! Thank you everyone involved in making this happen https://t.co/zdjMxnlpTP

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05/05/22

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victoria sear

Girls came home so happy last night!Grace with her short story publication & Ruby attended the motivation conference which she really enjoyed! Thank you for such great opportunities❤️ https://t.co/VFsdaojkgf

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05/05/22

With full bellies, students are now in Padstow for an exploration of the local area. https://t.co/2RFEqhDsB0

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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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