Head of Department
Mrs G Fairclough
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Biology, OR in Combined Science and Mathematics. 

Exam Board

AQA

Why Choose Biology?

Biology is the study of life around us; our world is based on Biology, once it is understood, it becomes a technology with endless applications. Applications include understanding the huge ecological impacts of plastics on ecosystems, conservation of endangered species or DNA technologies and medical applications. This course will suit any student with a genuine interest and enthusiasm for all that is around them; it will provide a firm scientific foundation for those wanting to make their mark in the world of science and technology in the future. Students will develop practical, analytical and problem solving skills through regular practical work. These skills are invaluable, universally accepted and highly sought after by universities and employers. Throughout the A-level programme of study there are many opportunities offered to students to enrich the curriculum and support the Science community in school.

What is Involved?

Year 1 (Topics 1-4)

  • Biological Molecules
  • Cells
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  • Required practical work

Year 2 (Topics 5-8)

  • Energy transfer in and between organisms
  • Organisms respond to changes in the environment
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • The control of gene expression
  • Required practical work

Assessment

Three written papers of 2 hours. Paper 1 will assess topics 1-4, paper 2 will assess topics 5-8 and paper 3 will assess topics 1-8, including an essay based question. All papers will also assess practical skills and data analysis.

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examination results

62%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

82%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

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of A-level students achieved grades A*-E

23Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 23: Set aside a regular time to pursue an activity you love 🎨🧘‍♀️🎶📚 #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/rYEQ6Pq4G8

23Nov '20

Panorama Documentary – “Is TikTok Safe?” You may be aware that a recent Panorama programme was broadcast titled “Is TikTok Safe?”. This documentary explored some of the issues surrounding the popular social media app. #WKGS have released the letter below offering advice... (1/2)

22Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 22: Find a new way to tell someone you appreciate them. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/72z5M4dAR8

21Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 21: Learn a new skill from a friend or share one of yours with them. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/PHzjNcdN0c

20Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 20: Make a meal using a recipe or ingredient you've not tried before. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/VXJ0EaJ2el

20Nov '20

In the #WKGSCommunity💙 support is always there for anyone who needs help. @ABAonline #UnitedAgainstBullying #AntiBullyingWeek #WKGS @WKGS_Pastoral @WKGS_Wellbeing https://t.co/6kTImnT1qE

19Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 19: Broaden your perspective: read a different paper, magazine or site. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/LmLZCPOdyw

19Nov '20

Our #WKGSY11 got to experience life @WestKirbyGS 6th Form and tried out some A-Level lessons. 👍😃 If you would like to know more about #WKGS6thForm or if you would like to submit an application, please click on the links below ⬇️ wkgs.org/6th-form-virtu… wkgs.org/sixth-form-onl… https://t.co/2BIBOWmKET

18Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 18: Connect with someone from a different generation. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/jpTD8PSQPT

18Nov '20

Bullying can have a devastating impact on those who experience it. But by channelling our collective efforts & ambitions, we can reduce it. The #WKGSCommunity💙 is supporting #AntiBullyingWeek Together, we’re #UnitedAgainstBullying. @abaonline bit.ly/antibullyingwe… https://t.co/P7UoAdTT23

17Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 17: Try a new way to practice self-care and be kind to yourself. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/w1egxUjyZm

16Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 16: Look at life through someone else’s eyes and see their perspective. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/moE8DaWqJw

16Nov '20

Bullying can have a devastating impact on those who experience it. But by channelling our collective efforts & ambitions, we can reduce it That’s why the #WKGSCommunity💙 are supporting #AntiBullyingWeek this Nov. Together, we’re #UnitedAgainstBullying bit.ly/antibullyingwe… https://t.co/yfaCecRNOQ

15Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 15: Go outside and do something playful - walk, run, explore, relax. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember #actionhappiness @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/yADLEbknVe

14Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 14: Find a new way to help or support a cause you care about. #wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/9CLDkL4cA1