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A Level Biology (OCR)

A Level Biology

Dates Available

  • Week 1: Monday 29 March – Friday 2 April
  • Week 2: Monday 5 – Friday 9 April
  • Week 3: Monday 12 – Friday 16 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.

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