To prepare JC students for the A-Levels
Are you ready for the A-Level Biology Practical Paper Examination?
It’s worth a whopping 20% of your overall Biology grade! If you want to excel in Biology and get a top-notch score, then nailing the practical component is a must. But who said learning can’t be fun? Practical skills are best acquired through hands-on experience, so let’s get those lab coats on and start experimenting!
How our A-Level Biology Practical Class can help you
Highly experienced Biology tutors
Our tutors have a wealth of experience and have helped thousands of A-level students achieve their desired grades over the years. They are highly knowledgeable about the A-level syllabus and are fully equipped to prepare you for your practical exams. You can feel confident in their abilities to guide you towards success.
1-to-1 lab apparatus
In our lab, you will have your very own set of lab equipment to work with, so there’s no need to share with others. We have top-of-the-line lab equipment that is well-maintained, and you’ll have plenty of time to experiment with it and hone your skills. Our amazing lab tutors will be there to guide you, so don’t worry about making mistakes – our lab is a safe and supportive space for you to learn and grow.
Our A-Level Biology Practical Schedule
To be available soon!
About the H2 Biology Practical Paper in A-Level
The H2 Biology A-Level syllabus is all about taking your understanding of Biology to the next level! It builds upon the topics covered in O-Level and expands your knowledge even further. So, if you’ve already studied Biology at the O-Level, whether it was as a standalone subject or part of a science programme, there is no reasons why you cannot score in the exams!
A-Level H2 Biology Exam Schedule 2023
In the A-Level Biology exam, there are four Papers in total:
|1/12/2023||08:00 – 09:00||1||BIOLOGY||WRITTEN||1:00|
|21/11/2023||08:00 – 10:00||2||BIOLOGY||WRITTEN||2:00|
|16/11/2023||14:00 – 16:00||3||BIOLOGY||WRITTEN||2:00|
|26/10/2023||08:00 – 10:30||4||SHIFT 1: BIOLOGY||SCIENCE PRACTICAL||2:30|
|26/10/2023||11:10 – 13:40||4||SHIFT 2: BIOLOGY||SCIENCE PRACTICAL||2:30|
|26/10/2023||14:20 – 16:50||4||SHIF 3: BIOLOGY||SCIENCE PRACTICAL||2:30|
A-Level Biology Exam Structure
|Paper||Type of Paper||Duration||Marks||Weighting|
|1||Multiple Choice||1 h||30||15%|
|2||Structured Questions||2 h||100||30%|
|3||Longer Structured Questions||2 h||75||35%|
|4||Practical||2 h 30 min||55||20%|
The Practical Assessment or Paper 4 is an evaluation of your practical skills and investigative abilities in four areas: Planning (P), Manipulation, Measurement and Observation (MMO), Presentation of Data and Observations (PDO), and Analysis, Conclusions, and Evaluation (ACE). Each section carries a different weightage in your final score, with Planning getting a 5% weightage, while MMO, PDO, and ACE get a 15% weightage each. The PDO and ACE sections may contain questions that don’t require equipment or apparatus, and you’ll have a set time to access any necessary tools or materials.
Since the Practical exam makes up 20% of your Higher 2 assessment, it’s crucial to develop practical skills and techniques to perform well. At Learners’ Lodge, we offer training on practical tips and healthy habits to help you perform your best.
So, let’s prepare well for the Practical Assessment and do our best!
To view the full information on the Biology A-Level syllabus by SEAB (Singapore Examinations and Assessments Board), click here
Problems faced by JC students for Biology Practical
Not getting enough hands-on experience
A-Level Biology Practical can be quite challenging, and it can be tough to fit in all the practical sessions necessary for students to excel in the subject. It’s natural to feel a little bit anxious about not getting enough hands-on experience, especially when it comes to preparing for exams. But don’t worry, we understand the importance of practical sessions and personalised guidance, and we’re dedicated to providing you with the training and support you need to feel confident and capable in your practical skills.
With our expert help, you can feel reassured that you’ll be fully prepared to tackle any experiment that comes your way, and excel in your A-Level Biology exams!
Not getting enough support and guidance
Getting the support you need to excel in the practical components of your A-Level Biology exams can be challenging! With limited time and attention in school, many students feel like they’re left to fend for themselves when it comes to hands-on practice. But not to worry, because here at A-Level Master, we understand how vital personalised guidance and support are important for you to feel confident and capable in your practical skills. No more feeling unsure or hesitant about whether you’re using the right techniques and approaches! With our help, you’ll be acing those experiments in no time!
Not getting enough access to lab
Before national exams, schools limit students’ access to their labs, which prevents them from having practical sessions that are crucial for their continued learning progress. This situation is similar to what our graduates have encountered, and it’s possible that your child is also facing it now. At Learners’ Lodge, we recognise the significance of practical learning and have therefore invested in a modern Biology Lab to offer our students exceptional facilities and assistance. Our students have access to their own equipment, ensuring that they receive the best practical learning experience in Singapore.
You can register personally at any one of our branches during our operating hours. Alternatively, you may call our hotline 9119-9655 to register. Please note that phone registration does not constitute a reservation of a seat in the program. Only upon payment for the program will the seat(s) be reserved.