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This A Level Biology Online Course with AQA 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
Students in the past have progressed onto the following degree courses:-
• Biology • Psychology • Sport and exercise science
• Medicine • Anatomy • Physiology and Pathology
• Pharmacology • Toxicology and Pharmacy
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
There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to 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.
The Full A Level has eight topics you will need to cover and the AS Level has four topics. These are listed below.
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.
There are three exams for the full A Level qualification. The length of each exam is two hours long.
There are two exams for the AS Level qualification. The length of each exam is 1 hour 30 minutes long.
This A’ Level Biology course forms part of the linear qualifications and therefore learners will sit exams for their particular qualification at the end of the completed course in the June series.
You will not be able to carry forward your AS qualification to the A’ Level qualification as they are now classed as entirely independent qualifications and you will sit either AS or A’ Level exams.
Assessment of practical skills in the AS specification will be by written exams only. Therefore the practical endorsement does not apply to the AS specification. At least 15% of the marks for the AS Biology qualification will require the assessment of practical skills through written exams only.
For the Full A Level, practical assessments have been divided into those that can be assessed in written exams and those that can only be directly assessed whilst learners are carrying out experiments.
A-level grades will be based only on marks from written exams. A separate endorsement of practical skills can be taken alongside the A-level.
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On successful completion of all your exams for the A Level Biology Online Course, you will be awarded one of the following qualifications:
A Level in Biology with AQA | AS Level in Biology with AQA
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Our Enrolment fee for this course is noted at the top of this page where you can enrol directly onto the course. This fee includes access to your course including tutor support for 2 years.
Our enrolment fee includes:
The only other fee you will need to pay is for your exams which is due approximately six months prior and this will be paid directly to the exam centre.
You can enrol online right now by Card or PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express). Alternatively, we also accept BACS transfer or we can send you a payment link.
Your A Level course will be online. You will access it via our online portal.
With our courses, we have learners from all over the world enrolled. Therefore, if we restricted your learning to certain times, not everyone would be available. All our courses are accessible 24/7 via our online secure portal. Any videos on your portal would be pre-recorded meaning you can work through your course at your own pace.
By opting for our International A Level, you can study the course from anywhere and exam centres are located all over the world. With our UK A Levels (AQA), you can study them from outside of the UK, however you would need to sit the actual exams for these within the UK.
You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.
The Guided learning hours for A Levels are as follows:-
AS Level: 180 hours
A Level: 360 hours
These figures are for guidance only. The number of hours needed to gain the qualification may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.
Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams.
If you are referring to A Levels at college then yes!
You will sit the same exam as thousands of students across the world in an exam centre, and achieve the same qualification as everyone else.
Provided you have completed enough work on the course within a reasonable amount of time, we will be able to provide a predicted grade / reference for university.
Please provide at least 3 months notice for this, otherwise this will incur a small fee.
We want exams to be as competitively priced for our learners as possible and therefore that is why we direct them to the examination centres rather than charge upfront fees.
Whilst many learners understand that they will require A Level Biology to complete certain University degrees or college courses, not many will know where the word “biology” derived from. In a nutshell, biology is the study of life and the name originated from the Greek words “bios” and “logos”. Bios translates into “meaning of life” and logos means quite simply “study”, so you can see the connections.
Biology is relevant in our everyday life from understanding how exercise can affect our bodies to developing medicines and vaccines to treat diseases. If we did not understand biology, then there would be no covid-19 vaccines or cures for cancer.
Biology covers many topics, such as zoology, botany, physiology, microbiology and anatomy etc., which makes it a very rewarding subject to study. There are four unifying principles of biology which you would have very likely heard of but not recognised that they are all part of biology and these are as follows:
Cell theory: Cell theory infers that all living things are made up of at least one cell and cells are formed from other cells.
Gene theory: You may have heard the term “DNA” and “genes”. The theory of genes is that DNA is part of all living things and is passed down the line to offspring.
Homeostasis: In order for organisms to survive in the environment around us, they must be able to maintain stability. If this should go wrong, it can result in serious complications, such as blood glucose levels being too high or body temperature going too far in either direction.
Evolution: Evolution is how living things will change and adapt, depending on their surroundings. Organisms that adapt better traits to their environment, will have a higher chance of survival than organisms that haven’t made any adaptations. These traits will then be passed on to offspring.
A Level Biology will often be studied alongside A Level Mathematics and possibly A Level Chemistry, depending on the career path you choose; with many learners looking to establish a career in Biochemistry, Veterinary medicine, Ecology or Biophysics.
This is also a popular subject with anyone looking to pursue a career in the healthcare sector, whether you wish to become a nurse, midwife or a surgeon.
As you can see, A Level Biology can take you in many directions as well as securing you a place at University.