A Level Biology

Key Information

Exam Board: AQA

Graded: A* – E

Max UCAS Tariff Points: 56

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What will I be studying?

You will be  studying the fundamental concepts of biology across eight taught units covering the following topics.
Biological Molecules Cells; Genetic Information & Gene Expression; Organisms’ Exchange Surfaces, transfer of energy between organisms and how organisms respond to change.

What skills will I be learning?

Students will develop the transferable skills of numeracy, scientific literacy and the ability to apply knowledge in both a theoretical and practical context  when handling both quantitative and qualitative data.  

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed across three, two hour long exams. Two exams will cover the subject content. The third exam will cover experimental techniques and involve a 25 mark essay.

Where might this lead me?

A Level Biology can lead into and career in the sciences and is essential for the further study of biology at university. Biology is a thriving field of science with many thousands of biotechnology firms looking for the next big breakthrough from the 30 year challenge of cracking the human genome to the team who developed the Covid vaccine.