At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils
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  • Biology

    The A Level specification encourages candidates to develop essential knowledge and understanding of concepts of biology and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations as well as developing an understanding of scientific methods. Students will become aware of advances in technology, including information technology and will learn to recognize the value and responsible use of biology in society. The various topic areas include 18 core practicals. These practicals will be carried out during the course of the two years. Knowledge of these practicals is tested in all three of the exams, particularly Paper 3. In addition your practical competencies will be assessed under the Science Practical Endorsement: this is a separate qualification. There is no coursework in A level Biology.

    In year 12 the students will visit Whipsnade Zoo and attend lectures on endangered species and conservation programmes.

    Additionally, there will be a visit to a field studies centre to study animal and plant ecology relating to topic 4, and to carry out investigative work.