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A Level Biology Course Edexcel

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International A Level Biology Edexcel Online Course

A Level Biology Course Edexcel

Start Date

Enrolment Fee



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2 years


56 points


A Level

Fast Track


This International A Level Biology Course with Edexcel will develop your knowledge and understanding of biology by applying the concepts in this specification to a range of different problems, set in a variety of contexts.

The content is relevant for students who have achieved a GCSE (or equivalent) in Biology and who want to study this subject at a higher level.

It covers the major topics in biology, including biological molecules, diet, transport, health, cells, development, biodiversity, conservation, energy, the environment, microbiology, immunity, respiration, the internal environment, coordination and gene technology.

What can I do with an A Level in Biology?

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
• 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.

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.


The Full A Level has eight topics you will need to cover and the AS Level has four topics.  These are listed below.

Awarding Body: Edexcel

A Level Biology: YBI11
AS Level Biology: XBI11

IAS Modules

1A.1 The chemistry of life
1A.2 Carbohydrates 1: Monosaccharides and disaccharides
1A.3 Carbohydrates 2: Polysaccharides
1A.4 Lipids
1A.5 Proteins

1B.1 The principles of circulation
1B.2 The roles of the blood
1B.3 Circulation in the blood vessels
1B.4 The mammalian heart
1B.5 Atherosclerosis

1C.1 Risk, correlation and cause
1C.2 Investigating the causes of CVDs
1C.3 Risk factors for cardiovascular disease
1C.4 Diet and cardiovascular health
1C.5 Dietary antioxidants and cardiovascular disease
1C.6 Using the evidence
1C.7 The benefits and risks of treatment

2A.1 Cell membranes
2A.2 Cell transport and diffusion
2A.3 Osmosis: A special case of diffusion
2A.4 Active transport
2A.5 The need for gas exchange surfaces
2A.6 The mammalian gas exchange system

2B.1 Enzymes
2B.2 How enzymes work
2B.3 The structure of DNA and RNA
2B.4 How DNA works
2B.5 The genetic code
2B.6 DNA and protein synthesis

2C.1 Gene mutation
2C.2 Patterns of inheritance
2C.3 Sex linkage
2C.4 Cystic fibrosis: A genetic disease
2C.5 Genetic screening

3A.1 Observing cells
3A.2 Eukaryotic cells 1: Common cellular structures
3A.3 Eukaryotic cells 2: Protein transport
3A.4 Prokaryotic cells
3A.5 The organisation of cells 

3B.1 The cell cycle
3B.2 Mitosis 
3B.3 Sexual reproduction and meiosis
3B.4 Gametes: Structure and function
3B.5 Fertilisation in mammals and plants

3C.1 Cell differentiation
3C.2 Interactions between genes and the environment
3C.3 Controlling gene expression
3C.4 Stem cells
3C.5 Using stem cells

4A.1 The cell wall
4A.2 Plant organelles
4A.3 Plant stems
4A.4 The importance of water and minerals in plants
4A.5 Using plant starch and fibres
4A.6 Plant-based medicines
4A.7 Developing new drugs

4B.1 Principles of classification
4B.2 What is a species?
4B.3 Domains, kingdoms or both?

4C.1 Biodiversity and endemism
4C.2 Measuring biodiversity
4C.3 Adaptation to a niche
4C.4 Gene pool and genetic diversity
4C.5 Reproductive isolation and speciation
4C.6 Conservation: Why and how?

IA2 Modules

5A: Photosynthesis
5B: Ecology
5C: Environment and climate change

6A: Microbiology
6B: Immunity
6C: Decomposition and forensics

7A: Cellular respiration
7B: Muscles, movement and the heart
7C: Control of the internal environment

8A: The nervous system and neurones
8B: Coordination in animals and plants
8C: Gene technology


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

A Level Exams
There are six exams for the full A Level qualification.

Paper 1 Paper 1 Paper 1

Exam Paper 4Paper 1 Paper 1A Level Qualification

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

Paper 1 Paper 1 Paper 1 IAS Exams

Practical Assessment
It is really important to remember that the term practical skills covers a very wide range of requirements at A level. It does not mean just the ability to handle equipment in a school laboratory or know how to use some particular piece of apparatus. It ranges from using mathematics in a practical context to understanding how scientists investigate ideas, how they analyse their data and how they are very cautious when drawing conclusions.

Practical skills are assessed through a dedicated examination unit both at AS (Unit 3) and at A Level (Unit 6).

The practical assessment is by written exam only.  For further information, please click here.

A Level Biology Course Outcome

On successful completion of all your exams for the A Level Biology Online Course, you will be awarded one of the following qualifications:

International A Level in Biology with Pearson Edexcel | International AS Level in Biology with Pearson Edexcel

For more information on Pearson Edexcel, please click here.

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Enrolment Fees

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:

  • All study materials covering the full specification.
  • Full support where you can also message your tutor as many times as you need to.
  • Access to our online Library with a full range of eBooks.
  • Help completing university applications including UCAS and The Common Application.
  • Reference and predicted grade for University.
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Marked and graded practise examination papers
  • Eligibility for a Totum Card if you reside within the UK
  • Fast Track A Level if required and flexible learning from home 24/7.

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.