Worry free 14 day guarantee Open CollegeCIE 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 course? Right away.

How do I study the course? Online.

Is there a tutor? Yes.

How long is the course? 1 or 2 years (you decide).

Where can I read full course info? here.

Want to spread the cost of your studying? We offer simple payment options starting from just £100 per month. No fees, no interest and no credit checks are required. Simply select your payment option below and see what your instalment payments will be before you enrol.


Online CIE 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? CIE 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 enrol? At any time.

More Information

Your online CIE 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.

Although designed as a course to cover 2 years of study, you do have the option as a distance learning student to complete the course and sit the examinations in a year or less should you prefer.

Examinations for CIE 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.

CIE 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.

Examination Information

  • CIE A-Level examinations are available both in the UK and Internationally.
  • Examination period is available in June and November examination period.
  • CIE A-Level Biology course code: 9700