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UCAS points UCAS points: Yes

Hours to complete Hours required: 360

Support Support: 2 years

Course Format Course format: Online

Course Information

This International A' Level Biology Course with Cambridge International builds on the skills acquired at IGCSE (or equivalent) level. The course includes the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, a section on some current applications of biology, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. Practical skills are assessed in a timetabled practical examination.

The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of biology ideas in novel contexts as well as on the acquisition of knowledge. The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to any future career path. Cambridge International AS and A Level Biology is ideal for students who want to study biology or a wide variety of related subjects at university or to follow a career in science.

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Modules AS Level

  • The microscope in cell studies
  • Cells as the basic units of living organisms
  • Testing for biological molecules
  • Carbohydrates and lipids
  • Proteins and water
  • Mode of action of enzymes
  • Factors that affect enzyme action
  • Fluid mosaic membranes
  • Movement of substances into and out of cells
  • Replication and division of nuclei and cells
  • Chromosome behaviour in mitosis
  • Structure and replication of DNA
  • Protein synthesis
  • Structure of transport tissues
  • Transport mechanisms
  • The circulatory system
  • The heart
  • The gas exchange system
  • Smoking
  • Infectious disease
  • Antibiotics
  • The immune system
  • Antibodies and vaccination

Modules A Level

Learners for the Cambridge International A' Level Biology study BOTH A Level (below) and AS Level topics (above):-

  • Energy
  • Respiration
  • Photosynthesis as an energy transfer process
  • Investigation of limiting factors
  • Adaptations for photosynthesis
  • Homeostasis in mammals
  • Homeostasis in plants
  • Control and co-ordination in mammals
  • Control and co-ordination in plants
  • Passage of information from parent to offspring
  • The roles of genes in determining the phenotype
  • Gene control
  • Variation
  • Natural and artificial selection
  • Evolution
  • Biodiversity
  • Classification
  • Conservation
  • Principles of genetic technology
  • Genetic technology applied to medicine
  • Genetically modified organisms in agriculture

Previous Knowledge Required

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.


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

A Level Exams
There are five exams for the full A Level qualificaiton.

AS Level Exams
There are three exams for the AS Level qualification.

Practical Assessment
Experimental skills will be assessed in Paper 3 and Paper 5.

In each of these papers, the questions may be based on biology not included in the syllabus content, but students will be assessed on their practical skills rather than their knowledge of theory. Where appropriate, students will be told exactly what to do and how to do it. Students will need to ensure that their chosen centre are able to provide them with the practical examinations. More information is on this in our FAQs below.

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.


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A Level Biology

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A Level Biology

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£70.00 x 4 months


AS Level Biology

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

Awarding Organisation

CAIE - Cambridge Assessment International Education

Cambridge Assessment International Education is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.

Specification code

AS and A Level Biology CAIE: 9700


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 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.

We recommend students check the university websites to find the most up-to-date entry requirements for courses they wish to study.

Before you start your tutor will contact you to welcome you and, if you’re new to Learn Now, help you understand what study will be like. They’ll also clarify how and when they can be contacted, and how quickly they will respond to you.

Once you’ve started your tutor will mark and provide feedback on your assignments and support your progress throughout the course.

Experimental skills will be assessed in Paper 3 and Paper 5. .

For more information, please click here.

With our A Level courses you receive support and access for up to two years. You can however complete the course much sooner if you wish to. You will need to check the exam dates for your A Level subject and the number of guided learning hours to ensure that you can achieve your goals.

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