Year 12 practical sessions will take place during normal lesson times on the following dates:
– Thursday 19th March
– Friday 20th March
– Monday 23rd March
– Tuesday 24th March
Year 13 practical sessions will take place during normal lesson times on the following dates:
– Monday 9th March
– Tuesday 10th March
– Thursday 12th March
– Friday 13th March
Year 13 resit practical sessions (BIO3X) will take place during the morning of one of the following dates:
– Wednesday 25th March
– Thursday 26th March
All written papers will take place in the hall on the morning of Friday 1st May.
The coursework element of the AS and A2 course is known as an EMPA – an Externally Marked Practical Assessment.
At both AS and A2, this involves two practical sessions and a written exam, all carried out under examination conditions.
The practical sessions will take place during your normal lessons and will involve an experiment, some data processing and a small number of questions to answer.
The written exam lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes. It consists of two sections; one asks questions about your experiment and the method you used and the second provides you with data about related experiments and questions you on these (similar to the GCSE ISAs you will have completed).