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A' Level Biology Course

Enrolment Fee £355.00

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Instalment plan: £115 deposit, then 4 monthly payments of £60


A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future

Course Description

This A' Level Biology Course will give you the skills to make connections and associations with all living things around you. Biology is pretty much the study of life and being such a broad topic, you're bound to find a specific area of interest.

The course is also ideal for anyone wishing to study at a higher level at University and gain UCAS points, Plus it opens the door to a fantastic range of interesting careers.

This course is designed to build naturally on GCSE understanding with minimal duplication of content and develop skills involving fieldwork

What makes us unique when delivering your A’ Level specification?

At Learn Now, we treat our students as individuals not numbers. Not everyone works at the same pace or needs the same level of assistance and your Tutor will ensure that you receive as much help as is required. We won’t just provide you with your course materials and leave you to get on with it; your course will be tailored to your needs. We have a resource bank full of useful aids and ideas to help you make the most of your studies and give you the best possible chance of success.

Please note A’ Levels are changing over the next few years, click here for more information.

This A' Level Biology course forms part of the new linear qualifications. This means that students will sit exams for their particular qualification at the end of the completed course in the June series.

AS levels will become decoupled from A' Levels; this means that they will both become entirely separate qualifications. You will no longer be able to carry forward your AS qualification to the A' Level qualification and you will sit either AS or A' Level exams.

What can you do with A' Level Biology

Students in the past have progressed onto the following degree courses:-

  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sport and excercise science
  • Medicine
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology and Pathology Pharmacology
  • Toxicology and Pharmacy Chemistry

Studying A' Level Biology at University gives you all sorts of exciting career options, including:-

  • Doctor
  • Clinical molecular geneticist
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Pharmacologist
  • Research scientist
  • Vet
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Marine biologist
  • Dentist.
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Modules

AS Level

Papers 1 and 2 will cover the following content:-

Monomers and polymers
Carbohydrates
Lipids
Proteins
Nucleic acids
ATP
Water
Inorganic ions
Cell structure
All cells arise from other cells
Transport across cell membranes
Cell recognition and the immune system
Surface area to volume ratio
Gas exchange
Digestion and absorption
Mass transport
DNA, genes and chromosomes
DNA and protein synthesis
Genetic diversity can arise as a result of mutation or during meiosis
Genetic diversity and adaption
Species and taxonomy
Biodiversity within a community
Investigating diversity
AS level consists of two 1 hour 30 minute examinations each totalling 50% of the overall AS Level grade.

Full A' Level

Paper 1 will cover topics 1-4, Paper 2 will cover topics 5-8 and Paper 3 will cover topics 1-8 (including practical skills) from the list below:-

Monomers and polymers
Carbohydrates
Lipids
Proteins
Nucleic acids
ATP
Water
Inorganic ions
Cell structure
All cells arise from other cells
Transport across cell membranes
Cell recognition and the immune system
Surface area to volume ratio
Gas exchange
Digestion and absorption
Mass transport
DNA, genes and chromosomes
DNA and protein synthesis
Genetic diversity can arise as a result of mutation or during meiosis
Genetic diversity and adaption
Species and taxonomy
Biodiversity within a community
Investigating diversity
Photosynthesis
Respiration
Energy and ecosystems
Nutrient cycles
Stimuli, both internal and external, are detected and lead to a response
Nervous coordination
Skeletal muscles are stimulated to contract by nerves and act as effectors
Homeostasis is the maintenance of a stable internal environment
Inheritance
Populations
Evolution may lead to speciation
Populations in ecosystems
Alteration of the sequence of bases in DNA can alter the structure of proteins
Gene expression is controlled by a number of features
Using genome projects
The study and alteration of gene function and understanding of organism function and the design of new industrial and medical processes.

Previous Knowledge Required

It is recommended that students should be educated to Science GCSE Grade C or equivalent and have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Support

You will have dedicated Tutor Support for 24 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. You must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to quizzes to help you gauge your progress.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations/practicals at an AQA approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.


Course

Payment Method

Initial Payment

Monthly Instalment

Total Payable

Full A' Level

Pay in Full

£295.00

Nil

£295.00

Full A' Level

Instalment Option

£115.00

£60.00 x 4 months

£355.00

AS Level

Pay in Full

£249.00

Nil

£249.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Awarding Organisation

AQA - The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) is the largest of the Unitary Awarding Bodies in the UK. AQA offers a range of qualifications and services, including GCSE, GCE, GNVQ, VCE and Entry Level. AQA's primary purpose is to ensure that students’ attainments are supported by best assessment practice and that their grades are a reliable statement of their achievement.

Specification code

A' Level Biology AQA: 7402
AS Level Biology AQA: 7401




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