Edexcel GCE Biology Syllabus

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GCE Biology
Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Biology
(8BI01)
First examination 2014

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Biology (9BI01)
First examination 2014

Issue 5

Edexcel GCE in Biology – Foreword
Edexcel is delighted that this specification has been developed in collaboration with the
Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology project, which leads the field in innovative approaches to teaching and learning in biology at A level.
Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology is a collaboration between two major forces for innovation in science education: the University of York Science Education Group and the
Nuffield Foundation. Both have a long and distinguished history of seminal curriculum projects in science and have combined their experience to develop a biology course which meets the needs of today’s students.
The Salters-Nuffield project has extensively piloted its new approach over a number of years. Many key elements of this approach, such as studying the contemporary social and ethical context of the biological sciences, are now part of the How Science Works strand required in all A level Science specifications. Edexcel GCE in biology has benefited enormously from the expertise built up by the Salters-Nuffield project in incorporating effectively this important new aspect of A level biology in this specification.
The Salters-Nuffield project supports students and teachers with INSET and resources in addition to the support offered by the Edexcel team. The project retains the contemporary topicality of the course by a website which is kept up to date with news of new discoveries, applications and controversies for use by teachers and students.
This enables students and teachers to not only adopt a course which is innovative in all respects but also fully up to date and always forward looking.
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