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North Herts
Education Support Centre

Science - OCR Biology

Biology is offered to the students at Briar Patch on the GCSE Programme

The Centre uses the OCR Gateway Science Suite, following specification Biology A.  This course comprises of six units of work: Cell Level Systems; Scaling Up; Organism Level Systems; Community Level Systems; Genes, Inheritance & Selection; and Global Challenges.

The course encourages learners to develop their curiosity about the living world and provides insight into and experiences of how science works through varied and exciting practical work.   

There are two exams worth a total of 100% (with equal weighting of 50%).  Students undertake various practicals throughout the course which are examined on both papers

Further details of the course and its requirements can be found www.ocr.org.uk/Images/234594-specification-accredited-gcse-gateway-science-suite-biology-a-j247.pdf