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During National Foster Care Fortnight, I organised a round table with foster carers to discuss the work that they have been doing, the challenges they face & the support they have received from & . I’m grateful to all who attended for… pic.twitter.com/vYmceMoH4o

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Year 11 are loving Thorpe Park as a treat for their amazing hard work before their exams start. So proud of them all. pic.twitter.com/sHUqEuMr4h


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We welcome four work experience year 10 students from today! Have fun, we hope you learn lots! 😀 pic.twitter.com/HGhVHzw3qy


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Recognition for provision for pupils with SEND with a well-deserved report.' Pupils with SEND...access the same learning & opportunities as other pupils. Leaders identify individual needs...& put appropriate strategies in place to help them do well.'


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Students have been investigating the density of liquids by creating sugar towers with beautiful results. Great job Cameron! pic.twitter.com/Lt1Ig2yqQA

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As part of our strategy, we have launched our SEND parent forum.Find out more here 👇https://t.co/sX63K3tvD1

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We’re delighted to celebrate with our latest winners. Tom, Owen and India. All are working so hard alongside some amazing and exciting commitments outside of STEM. pic.twitter.com/dYNTng8pmD

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It’s been a real pleasure to welcome Nic from Nic Antony Architects to work with Year 10 Architecture students creating site surveys for their next project. Students are using their mathematical skills to create accurate scale site drawings. pic.twitter.com/IgJWcXkcgy

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Here is our third recipient, Phillip. He has been an incredible addition to our Academy in Year 12. Well done Phillip! pic.twitter.com/NLObLyKlWa


Sam in Year 13 has designed, 3D printed and programmed a hand that responds to input from a web cam for one of his engineering projects. Amazing job Sam! pic.twitter.com/YWQRghkl4o

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Biology A Level

What is A Level Biology all about?

Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution.  It is a highly practical subject with significant teaching time spent in the lab performing experiments, developing both knowledge and scientific skills.

Over a 2 year period, students will study Biochemistry, Microbiology and Genetics, Physiology, Evolution and Ecology which will enable students to pursue a broad range of careers and university degrees.

Examples of careers and courses requiring a foundation in biology include sports scientist, physiotherapist, epidemiologist, food technologist, pharmacologist, personal trainer, nutritionist, biochemist, microbiologist, geneticist, botanist, toxicologist, horticulturalist,  wine maker, environmental health officer, product developer, quality control, quality assurance, dietician, nutritionist, haematologist, histopathologist, immunologist, virologist, pathologist, biomedical scientist, environmental analyst, environmental consultant, environmental health officer, environmental planner, forester, oceanographer. Zoology, ecology, immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology, cell biology, chemistry, conservation biology, marine biology, evolution, biodiversity, biogeography, animal behaviour, animal science, agricultural science, environmental science, veterinary science, aquaculture, land management, wildlife management,.

The Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Biology (B) consists of three externally examined papers and the Science Practical Endorsement. Students are expected to carry out the sixteen core practical experiments that are identified in the topics.

Assessment :

Paper 1:

  • Topic 1: Biological Molecules
  • Topic 2: Cells, Viruses and Reproduction of Living Things
  • Topic 3: Classification and Biodiversity
  • Topic 4: Exchange and Transport
  • Topic 5: Energy for Biological Processes
  • Topic 6: Microbiology and Pathogens
  • Topic 7: Modern Genetics

Paper 2:

  • Topic 8: Origins of Genetic Variation
  • Topic 9: Control Systems
  • Topic 10: Ecosystems

Paper 3: General and Practical Principles in Biology – selected from topics 1-10


Biology A Level Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in Biology or 2 x Grade 6 in Combined Science.

Grade 6 in Maths

Examination Board: AQA

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