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GCE AS and A BIOLOGY 1

Contents
WJEC AS GCE in Biology
WJEC A Level GCE in Biology

2009 & 2010
First AS Award - Summer 2009
First A level Award - Summer 2010

Page
Entry Codes and Availability of Units

2

Summary of Assessment

3

Introduction

5

Aims

9

Assessment Objectives

10

Specification Content

11

Scheme of Assessment

26

Key Skills

31

Performance Descriptions

32

Internal Assessment Guidelines

35

Appendices

39

GCE AS and A BIOLOGY 2

GCE Biology
Subject/Option Entry Codes
Advanced Subsidiary (AS) "Cash in" entry
A Level (A)"Cash in" entry
BY1 :
Basic Biochemistry and organisation

2071
3071
1071

BY2 :

Biodiversity and physiology of Body Systems

1072

BY3 :

AS Practical assessment

1073

BY4 :

Metabolism, Microbiology and Homeostasis

1074

BY5 :

Environment, Genetics and Evolution

1075

BY6 :

A2 Practical assessment

1076

When making entries, the following option codes should be entered after the four digit unit or cash-in code to indicate English medium or Welsh medium entries:

English
01
01
01
01
01
01

BY1
BY2
BY3
BY4
BY5
BY6

Welsh
W1
W1
W1
W1
W1
W1

Availability of Assessment Units
Unit

January
2009

June
2009

January
2010 & each subsequent year

BY1
BY2
BY3
BY4
BY5
BY6
Qualification Accreditation Numbers
Advanced Subsidiary: 500/2776/1
Advanced: 500/2475/9

June
2010 & each subsequent year

GCE AS and A BIOLOGY 3

SUMMARY OF ASSESSMENT
This specification is divided into a total of 6 units, 3 AS units and 3 A level units.
Weightings noted below are expressed in terms of the full A level qualification. Marks are given as raw and uniform marks (UM).

AS (3 units)
Biology 1
20 % 1 hour 30 min Written Paper 70 marks (120UM)
Unit title Basic Biochemistry and cell

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