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    I'm on OCR and we have only dissected a heart (year 12)
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    Reasonably often. I've done:

    -A heart
    -A rat (urgh)
    -A fish
    -A locust

    Some other things that I can't remember, as well.
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    I'm OCR
    We did a heart (Year 12)

    Nothing so far this year.
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    Oh, I di/am doing AQA by the way.
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    AQA: Only done a heart but like others said it will depend on your school. There's other here who have done AQA and dissected a lot more than me. It doesn't bother me though. It's cool to do but not essential.
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    Really? Am I the only one to have dissected a rat here? I do the IB I suppose...
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    (Original post by miledd)
    I'm in Year 11 at the moment and I need to make my A-Level choices by this time next month. I want to do Biology at A-level because I want to be a surgeon. I was just wondering how often I would get to do dissections because I've really enjoyed the two we've done in year 10.
    Well I'm assuming if you want to be a surgeon you would need to do Medicine at uni. So check unis you are interested in and see if they require a full Biology A-Level, or just the AS. I only ever did one dissection in the entire 2 years and that was a sheep's heart.
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    Certian exam boards make them part of the syllibus, some don't. And it all depends on the teacher, and topic.

    I actually do IB diploma, not A Levels, as so far this year I've done a heart, a fish, lungs, a kidney and some eyes (a few from different animals ) but we've been doing human biology and anatomy recently so the dissection might be a but less dramatic when we move onto plants
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    I did as biology with AQA, never did any. I've never had to do any at all, it must depend on your school.
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    If you want to be a surgeon, you need to take Bio regardless of how many dissections involved!
    Plus you could always do it in your spare time (I do, with dead insects and things)
    None of the specifications at A Level require that you dissect anything, but your teacher might think dissections are essential for understanding of certain topics.
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    ehhh we dissected a frog but that was only once in my two years of alevels.

    my board was Edexcel.
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    Ask the school/college?
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    (Original post by emmaD96)
    I'm on OCR and we have only dissected a heart (year 12)
    I'm on OCR as well and you might be able to disect a lamb's kidney for the excretion topic which was obviously bought from Morrisons :P other than that i've done nothing too :/
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    OCR we've done a heart (twice now I think), and kidneys. Liver is also an option, but if you've ever cooked with it you'll know it's just a boring uniform blob. We also did rats one lunchtime, although that wasn't part of the syllabus.
 
 
 
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