A Level Biology · OCR (reformed)

Dates Available
Week 1: Monday 3 - Friday 7 April
Week 2: Monday 10 - Friday 14 April
Week 3: Monday 17 - Friday 21 April

Boards
OCR A H420

Length of Course
40 hours

Times
9am to 6pm daily

The course focuses on topics that many students find difficult. Extensive use is made of past exam questions (from the old specification) to emphasise answering techniques. Revision notes and model answers will be provided, where appropriate.

The course will cover the following:

Module 2 Foundations in Biology

2.1.1 Cell structure
2.1.2 Biological molecules
2.1.3 Nucleotides and nucleic acids
2.1.4 Enzymes
2.1.5 Biological membranes
2.1.6 Cell division, cell diversity and cellular organisation

Module 3 Exchange and Transport

3.1.1 Exchange surfaces
3.1.2 Transport in animals
3.1.3 Transport in plants

Module 4 Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease

4.1.1 Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system
4.2.1 Biodiversity
4.2.2 Classification and evolution

Module 5 Communication, Homeostasis and Energy

5.1.1 Communication and homeostasis
5.1.2 Excretion as an example of homeostatic control
5.1.3 Neuronal communication
5.1.4 Hormonal communication
5.1.5 Plant and animal responses
5.2.1 Photosynthesis
5.2.2 Respiration

Module 6 Genetics, evolution and ecosystems

6.1.1 Cellular control
6.1.2 Patterns of inheritance
6.1.3 Manipulating genomes
6.2.1 Cloning and biotechnology
6.3.1 Ecosystems
6.3.2 Populations and sustainability

Module 1 – Development of Practical skills in Biology not covered in this course.