Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment




Change in date for submission of Controlled Assessment Tasks

The submission date for all other GCE and GCSE qualifications in summer 2016 is the 3rd May (normally 1st May but moved due to Bank Holiday). This includes all new Entitlement Framework Qualifications introduced for first teaching in September 2013 and GCSE Applied Subjects (Applied ICT and Applied Business).

Biology is the study of living organisms. It is concerned with studying microbes, classifying organisms and investigating different species and their interactions with each other and the natural environment.

The 21st century offers biologists many challenges. Today's biologists are involved in researching and understanding some of the most controversial advances in human knowledge including the cloning of embryos, designer babies and genetically modified food.

Biologists are also involved in finding solutions to worldwide problems such as:

  • global warming;
  • the extinction of species;
  • AIDS and other epidemic diseases; and
  • MRSA and superbugs.

Biology is a fascinating subject that allows us to make a difference to tomorrow's world by helping us understand the world we live in today