A-Level Biology AQA
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A-Level Biology AQA

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Biology is an introduction to the way life on our planet works. It’s an essential for those planning to pursue a career in medicine, work with animals or in the marine environment. This qualification opens doors to higher education, and is lasting proof on your CV of this level of intensive learning.

Our A Level Biology E-Book offers an interactive learning experience to guide you through the A Level specification. You can also choose to add two years’ tutoring support for only £35.

To discuss your needs with one of our tutors (and claim a £20 discount), click here :

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Description

A Level Biology

Exam code: 7402

Delivery method: Online and Paper Based

Duration: 360 hours

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: AQA A Level Biology

Awarding body: AQA

Biology is an introduction to the way life on our planet works. It’s an essential for those planning to pursue a career in medicine, work with animals or in the marine environment. This qualification opens doors to higher education, and is lasting proof on your CV of this level of intensive learning.

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A Level Biology online course

A Level Biology Overview

During A Level Biology 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.

Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by AQA), you will have achieved an internationally recognised AQA A Level Biology.

A Level Biology Outline

This A Level is divided into 3 units:

 Unit 1: Topics 1 to 4

Written examination: 2 hours. 35% of A Level. 91 Marks (76 from short and long answer questions, 15 from extended response questions)

Unit 2: Topics 5 to 8

Written examination: 2 hours. 35% of A Level. 91 Marks (76 from short and long answer questions, 15 from extended response questions)

Unit 3: Topics 1 to 8

Written examination: 2 hours. 30% of A Level. 78 Marks (38 from structured questions including practical techniques, 15 from critical analysis of given experimental data, 25 marks from one essay with a choice of two titles)

Practical Assessment

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:

  1. Use appropriate apparatus to record a range of quantitative measurements (to include mass, time, volume, temperature, length and pH)
  2. Use appropriate instrumentation to record quantitative measurements, such as colorimeter or polotemeter
  3. Use laboratory glassware apparatus for a variety of experimental techniques to include serial dilutions
  4. Use of a light microscope at high power and low power, including use of graticule
  5. Produce scientific drawing from observation with annotations
  6. Use qualitative reagents to identify biological molecules
  7. Seperate biological compounds using thin layer/paper chromatography or electrophoresis
  8. Safely and ethically use organisms to measure plant or animal responses/ physiological functions
  9. Use microbial aseptic techniques, including the use of agar plates and broth.
  10. Safely use instruments for dissection of an animal organ, or plant organ
  11. Use sampling techniques in fieldwork
  12. Use ICT such as computer modelling, or data logger to collect data, or use software to process data

A Level Biology Content

Unit 1:

Topic 1: Biological molecules

Topic 2: Cells

Topic 3: Organisms exchange substances with their environment

Topic 4: Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Unit 2:

Topic 5: Energy transfers in and between organisms

Topic 6: Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments

Topic 7: Genetic populations, evolution and ecosystems

Topic 8: The control of gene expressions

Unit 3:

All topics 1 – 8 shown above

Skills gained

  • Understanding of how biological molecules and cells are formed and interact
  • Understanding this demanding subject in context
  • Applying the scientific methodology in biology
  • Developing critical thinking skills

Assessment

The AQA A-Level Biology qualification is gained once all 3 exam papers are successfully completed along with coursework and twelve practical assessments.

These exams are administered by the AQA. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college or private tuition centre.

Use the map below there are a huge number of places where you can sit your exams. You will need to contact the exam centre in good time to make arrangements if you are completing the practical endorsements.

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In addition, if you select the added tutor support there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the content, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty. This will ensure you are prepared for the final exams.

All e-books contain a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information.

 

Method of study

Online and Paper Based

You can also choose to have a paper version of the E-book sent to you.

The content is all online and accessed via our Learning Management System (LMS).

The online e-book has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.

With the tutor support option there are Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.

Tutor support

We highly recommend the additional tutor option to support our A Level e-books. For just £35 you will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the content whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

How quickly can I complete the A Level?

You can complete your A Level as quickly or slowly within the two years as you choose. The recommended study time for the content is 360 hours. The exam dates are set by the exam boards and for A Level Philosophy are available in May/June each year. This gives you two opportunities to sit the exams over the two years.

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If the A Level or GCSE you have bought is delivered online you will receive your login details by 2pm the next working day.

What do I do next?

All the information you need will be included in your study guide which will be emailed to you. Once you have your login you will be good to go!

Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

Good luck!

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