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Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame
High School


This new Biology A-Level specification will nurture your passion for biology and lay the foundations for further study and careers in biological sciences and medicine. We start off by investigating the biochemical basis of life including proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. We then investigate the cellular nature of life, including eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, using laboratory techniques. This is then used to explain the development of vascular and respiratory disease.

In Year 13 we explore the issues associated with genetic diversity and evolution.

Assessment involves 3 separate equally weighted examination papers, each of 2 hours giving you ample opportunity to fully express yourself.

Biology is a truly engaging subject, delivered by excellent and experienced practitioners, who are driven to bring out the best in your DNA. Highlights of the course include a variety of dissections, Gram staining bacteria, inheritance of “Reebops,” Genetic fingerprinting day and find the antibiotic resistant bacterium.

Sarah Bird (Head of Department)


Course name & exam board

AQA Biology (7402) - reformed qualification

Exam Board = AQA


Key contact for interested students

Sarah Bird (Head of Department)


Details of what the course covers

Click here for exam specification/


Why study this subject?

Key links for students