NRC Secondary – Science

Key Stage 4

About the Course

At KS4 students study AQA GCSE Biology. This course is supplemented with the AQA Entry Level science course.

What will students learn?

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

Subject content

  1. Cell biology
  2. Organisation
  3. Infection and response
  4. Bioenergetics
  5. Homeostasis and response
  6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
  7. Ecology
  8. Key ideas

How will students be assessed?

Students will complete 10 required Biology Practical and sit two 1 hour 45 minute exams.

Additionally, students may complete three teacher designed practical assessments and three short written exams if they are studying for the Entry level Qualification.

What’s assessed
Topics 1–4: Cell biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics.

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Questions

  • Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  •  Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Questions

  • Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.

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