Cambridge International A-Level Biology is an essential course for those planning to pursue a career in medicine, work with animals or in the marine environment. While studying this course you will explore biological molecules, genetic information and energy transfers you will go on to understand how this impacts how organisms respond to their environment, genetic populations and the control of gene expressions.

When can I start the courses? Right away.

How do I study the courses? Online.

Is there a tutor? Yes.

How long are the courses? 1 or 2 years (you decide).

Where can I read full course info? Full course information.

Can I spread the cost of my fees? Yes, we offer simple payment options with no interest.

Online Cambridge International A-Level Biology Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I study the course? Online.
Where can I study from? UK or International.
How long is the course? 1 or 2 years.
Are there entry requirements? No.
What certificate do I get? Cambridge International 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, Open College are an independent learning provider only. You will have to book these with a Cambridge International exam centre.
When can I start? At any time.

More Information

Your online Cambridge International 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 Cambridge International A-Level Biology are held every year in the June and November examination period. If you need more help or advice regarding studying this course, contact one of our helpful team for more assistance.

Cambridge International A-Level Biology Syllabus

This course will cover the following areas of study:

  • Cells as the units of life – A cell is the basic unit of life and all organisms are composed of one or more cells. There are two fundamental types of cell: prokaryotic and eukaryotic.
  • Biochemical processes – Cells are dynamic: biochemistry and molecular biology help to explain how and why cells function as they do.
  • DNA, the molecule of heredity – Cells contain the molecule of heredity, DNA. Heredity is based on the inheritance of genes.
  • Natural selection – Natural selection is the major mechanism to explain the theory of evolution.
  • Organisms in their environment – All organisms interact with their biotic and abiotic environment.
  • Observation and experiment – The different fields of biology are intertwined and cannot be studied in isolation: observation andenquiry, experimentation and fieldwork are fundamental to biology.

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:

Examination Information

  • Cambridge International A-Level examinations are available both in the UK and Internationally.
  • Examination period is available in June and November examination period.
  • Cambridge International A-Level Biology course code: 9700
  • Examination for the A-Level will need to be carried out at a registered Cambridge International examination centre.