Year 12 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: T. Muirson

This course can run as a semester or full year option

Who is this subject intended for:
Students who have completed Level 1 Science or at teacher’s discretion.

What you will learn in this subject:
● Skills:
Students are given opportunities to develop investigative, research and critical thinking skills
● Content:
○ Investigations
○ Cells
○ Genetics and Evolution
○ Diversity in plants and animals
○ Physiology
○ Research

Where this subject will lead:
Level 3 Biology and then onto science-based university courses. Apprenticeships and science-based Polytechnic courses.


Year 13 Biology

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

If possible a school recommended device is advised as much of the work is web based. If unsure please speak to the school.
There will also be Fieldwork and workbook costs invoved.

Recommended Prior Learning

What you need to be able to do and know to achieve in this subject:
To achieve in this subject students would have completed Year 11 Science.
This course focuses on students investigating and developing their understanding of the living world. It covers aspects of genetics and evolution, ecology, diversity in plants and animals, cells, the impact of human activities within ecosystems and techniques used in applied biology. Students will be provided with opportunities to develop their investigative skills through field work.