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A2 Introduction
What was the best part about AS Biology?
What was the worst part about AS Biology?
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A2 Level Biology
BIOL4: Biology and Disease 16.67%
/75 marks, 100 UMS marks
6-9 short answer q’s, 2 longer q’s (a short
comprehension and a short structured essay)
90 mins in January
BIOL5: The Variety of Living Organisms 23.33%
/100 marks, 140 UMS
8-10 short answer q’s, plus 2 longer q’s, data, and a
synoptic essay.
135 mins in June
BIOL6: ISA 10%
Practical skills /6
Exam /44
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Important Dates!
BIOL4 Exam Fri 11th January 2013 pm
BIOL5 Exam Thurs 17th June 2013 pm
Resits:
BIOL1 Weds 9th January 2013 am
BIOL2 Tues 15th January 2013 pm
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Where Do We Go From Here?
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Where Do We Go From Here?
UMS
AS
( / 300)
480
A2
( / 600)
Biol 1 & 4
( / 100)
Biol 3T & 6T
( / 60)
270 = A*
80
A
48
A
480
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A
70
B
42
B
420
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B
60
C
36
C
360
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C
50
D
30
D
300
A
D
40
E
24
E
240
A
E
210
B
U
180
C
U
150
D
U
112
A
120
E
U
98
B
84
C
70
D
56
E
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Biol 2 & 5
( / 140)
ALPS A2 Target
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Help!
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Ask another student
Ask another teacher
Start a ‘study club’ ! (especially for resits)
Buy the A2 textbook and read it plus
bring it to lessons
• www.misslongscience.pbwiki.com
(side menu on right, Year 13 folder,
BIOL4, click on documents)
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Personal Statements
Include such things as:
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Events from your education/career to date that make you especially suited to the job
(including volunteer work/work experience): it is important to be able to write about
these events enthusiastically
What it is about the job that especially attracts you to it
The skills/knowledge base you have that is relevant to the job
What is the unique contribution you can make to the university/company? Check online
for their mission statement and refer to that when describing how you can contribute
Refer directly to the job description using the same language and then relate that to
your own experiences
What are your career aims? You might have to be creative here! Tailor your answer to
the job you’re applying for and make it seem as though you are desperate to pursue a
career in that area! However, try to make your statement as honest as possible; you
want to come across as a real person and not simply parroting what you think the
employers want to hear.
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