Adams College Transition Work


This transition work is intended to prepare you for A level study. We would like you to work through the tasks listed over the summer holidays.
You must bring your completed work with you on Wednesday 5th September, ready to demonstrate your understanding of the transition tasks in lessons. Teachers will test your knowledge and understanding of this work in class tests, the week beginning 17th September.

Past Paper Questions from GCSE GATEWAY BIOLOGY A (9-1)

Please complete all the questions in this booklet, mark them honestly and bring them with you in September. These questions are based on GCSE exam questions and are designed to test your knowledge of the biology you have studied thus far.
The following are the units that you will study over the two year course, many elements of which build on your knowledge and understanding from GCSE.

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology
Module 2 – Foundations in biology
Module 3 – Exchange and transport
Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease
Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy
Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems

The content you study over the two year course will be examined as outlined below:

Biological processes: 2 hours 15 minutes 37% of total A level
Biological diversity: 2 hours 15 minutes 37% of total A level
Unified biology: 1 hour 30 minutes 26% of total A level

Please find the attached booklet here

The Thomas Adams School
Lowe Hill

01939 237000