How do I study the course? Online.
Where can I study from? UK.
How long is the course? 1 or 2 years.
Are there entry requirements? No.
What certificate do I get? AQA A-Level Biology
What can I do with the qualification? Study degree qualifications or higher level Diplomas.
What level is the course? Equivalent to Level 3 Diplomas, USA Advanced Placement Program, Matriculation Certificate.
Are exams included? No, you have to book these separately.
When can I start? At any time.
Your online AQA A-Level Biology course will come with full tutor support for the length of your studies. You will have access through an online learning portal to all materials and information that you need to study and learn in preparation for your examinations.
The course materials have been specially written to enable students to self study the course. You can work through the syllabus at a pace and rate that suits you. Within the course, there is a combination of interactive elements, reading and self assessment questions for students to enjoy and work through as they progress their studies.
You can opt to study this A Level course over 1 year or 2. Fast tracking your learning is the best way to get your results quickly ready for University. If one year isn’t enough for your studies, you can extend your learning time for free.
Examinations for AQA A-Level Biology are held every year in the June examination period. If you need more help or advice regarding studying this course, contact one of our helpful team for more assistance.
AQA A-Level Biology Syllabus
This course will cover the following units of study:
1: Biological molecules
3: Organisms exchange substances with their environment
4: Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
5: Energy transfers in and between organisms
6: Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
7: Genetic populations, evolution and ecosystems
8: The control of gene expressions
All topics 1 – 8 shown above
This course also covers a Practical Assessment factor:
You’re A-Level is based on your written examinations. However, in order to receive it you must undergo a separate endorsement of 12 key practical skills:
- Use appropriate apparatus to record a range of quantitative measurements (to include mass, time, volume, temperature, length and pH).
- The use of appropriate instrumentation to record quantitative measurements, such as colorimeter or polotemeter.
- Use laboratory glassware apparatus for a variety of experimental techniques to include serial dilutions.
- Using a light microscope at high power and low power, including use of graticule.
- Produce scientific drawing from observation with annotations.
- Use qualitative reagents to identify biological molecules.
- Seperate biological compounds using thin layer/paper chromatography or electrophoresis.
- Safely and ethically use organisms to measure plant or animal responses/ physiological functions.
- Use microbial aseptic techniques, including the use of agar plates and broth..
- Safely use instruments for dissection of an animal organ, or plant organ.
- Use sampling techniques in fieldwork.
- Use ICT such as computer modelling, or data logger to collect data, or use software to process data.
A Level Biology works well with:
If you need more UCAS points to enable you to go to University, these A Levels work well with Biology:
- AQA A-Level examinations can only be carried out in the UK.
- Examination period is in the June examination period.
- AQA A-Level Biology course code: 7402