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International A Level Biology Edexcel Course

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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 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.

Calculatue UCAS points

Modules AS Level

  • Molecules, Transport and Health
  • Membranes, Proteins, DNA and Gene Expression
  • Cell Structure, Reproduction and Development
  • Plant Structure and Function, Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Learners are expected to develop experimental skills, and a knowledge and understanding of experimental techniques, by carrying out a range of practical experiments and investigations while they study Units 1 and 2.

    This unit will assess Learners’ knowledge and understanding of experimental procedures and techniques that were developed in Units 1 and 2.

Modules A Level

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

  • Energy Flow, Ecosystems and the Environment
  • Microbiology, Immunity and Forensics
  • Respiration, Muscles and the Internal Environment
  • Coordination, Response and Gene Technology
  • Learners are expected to develop further the experimental skills and the knowledge and understanding of experimental techniques they acquired in Units 1 and 2, by carrying out a range of practical experiments and investigations while they study Units 4 and 5.

    This unit will assess learners’ knowledge and understanding of the experimental procedures and techniques that were developed in Units 1, 2, 4 and 5.

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 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 qualificaiton.

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

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.

Enrolment Fees

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Please note that we are not able to offer instalment options to International Students.

Awarding Organisation

Edexcel was formed in 1996 by the merger of the Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC), the country’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, and the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC), one of the major exam boards for GCSEs and A levels.

In the UK, Edexcel work with more than 5,000 secondary schools, 450 further education colleges, 70 higher education institutions and more than 700 employers and training providers. As the company responsible for marking the national Key Stage 2 and 3 tests, they are also now working with 20,000 junior schools. Internationally, Edexcel operate in 112 countries and every year more than four million people trust their respected learning programmes and qualifications.

Specification code

AS Level Biology: XBI11
A' Level Biology: YBI11


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.

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.

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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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