Studying biology gives students the opportunity to understand what it truly means to be alive. The content ranges from broad and fundamental topics such as cell structure to specific areas such as recombinant DNA technology. This course places practical work at the heart of biology as student will complete a minimum of 12 required experiments throughout their study.


Subject Teacher: 
Mr J Williams – J.Williams@stjohnfisher.school 
Mr D Jordan – D.Jordan@stjohnfisher.school

Curriculum Outline
  • Year 1 (AS level):
    • Biological Molecules
    • Cells
    • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
    • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  • Year two (A level only):
    • Energy transfers in and between organisms
    • Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environment
    • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
    • The control of gene expression

Key Stage Taught (Yes / No)
Key Stage 3 No
Key Stage 4 No
Key Stage 5 Yes

Examination Information
Official name of course Qualification Level Exam Board
Biology AS/A level AQA