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OCR A2

This is where students and teachers can access relevant course notes, educational resources, and revision tools that compliment the OCR A2 course syllabus. To make things easier the course topics are organised here in roughly the same order that they are presented in the Cambridge Biology 2 for OCR textbook by Jones. At the beginning of each topic is a series of questions to guide students as to what they need to know.

Please use the drop down menu above to navigate around the OCR A2 Biology course topics.

Or alternatively please use the links below:

F214 – Communication, Homeostasis and Energy

F215 – Control, Genomes and Environment

F216 – Practical Skills in Biology 2

A2 Revision

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Course Overview

The A2 Biology course is divided into topics such as photosynthesis, respiration, cellular control, biotechnology, ecosystems and sustainability. The topics make up two units that are assessed at the end of the Upper Sixth along with A2 coursework.

A2 Biology Topics v2

A2 coursework follows the same structure as AS  coursework. Students complete a maximum of three practical based tasks (set by OCR) from each of three task types:

  1. Qualitative – 10 Marks
  2. Quantitative – 10 Marks
  3. Evaluative – 20 Marks

Coursework is completed in class time under exam conditions.

The final grade is based on written examinations (80%) and practical coursework (20%).

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What exams will I sit?

OCR A2 Exam v2

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