Biology A Level

a model of a human heart
Getting Ahead

Biology A Level at Havant Campus

Are you studying Biology A Level at Havant Campus in September? If so, you’re in the right place!

We’ve put together the following ‘Getting Ahead’ work to help prep you for your course in September.

We can’t wait for you to start College with us soon.

Did you know? Use this online scale to see how cells and their organelles compare to some common day items

a biological model of the human body

Make a poster showing the structure of a typical animal cell.

You should…

  1. Draw a diagram of your chosen cell.
  2. Label the following organelles: nucleus, nucleolus, rough endoplasmic reticulum, smooth endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi body, ribosomes, mitochondria, centriole, lysosome, cell membrane and cytoplasm.
  3. Annotate your poster with the functions of each of the organelles that you have labelled.

Produce a table that shows the similarities and differences between plant and animal cells.

Write a definition for both “Eukaryotic cell” and “Prokaryotic cell”.

If you want to get a head start with learning A Level Biology, there is a great book (which is sometimes free on Amazon Kindle) that helps bridge the gap between GCSE and A Level called “Head Start to A Level Biology”.


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