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Key Stage 5

What can students do to develop their skills in this subject area?

What wider reading can be completed to support the curriculum?

  • Nature and New Scientist magazines.
  • The Chemistry of Life - Steven Jones.
  • Language of the Genes and Almost Like a Whale - Steven Jones.
  • Genome - Matt Ridley.
  • The Wisdom of the Genes - Christopher Wills.
  • Darwin's Dangerous Idea - Daniel Dennett.
  • The Selfish Gene and The Extended Phenotype - Richard Dawkins.
  • Virolution - Frank Ryan.
  • Life Ascending - Nick Lane.
  • The Revenge of Gaia - James Lovelock.
  • 50 Genetic Ideas You Really Need to Know - Mark Henderson.
  • Zoobiquity - Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers.
  • Creation: The Origin of Life - Adam Rutherford.
  • New A Level Biology: Year 1 & AS Complete Revision Guide & Practice with online Edition (OCR Biology 2017).
  • New A Level Biology: Year 1 & AS Complete Revision & Practice with Online Edition.
  • CGP Biology Revision Guide - OCR B.
  • Maths Skills for A level Biology - OXFORD.

Lectures and Public Events:

What websites could students visit to support the curriculum?

Use of Afternoon Biology resources available on the VLE

How can parents/carers help and what can be done at home?

  • Encourage your son or daughter to research university websites for potential career paths.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to engaged in enrichment pursuits involving the subject – for instance, taking part in the maritime survey 'Beachwatch'.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to visit local nature reserves, conservation areas, and botanical gardens.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to keep up to date on developments in Biology in the news and engage you in conversation about these.
  • Attend regular parents' evenings with teachers.
  • Purchase the relevant revision guides.

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