A-level Biology update for 2015/2016 ISAs: task sheet release instructions clarified in line with the ISA/EMPA timeline, e-Submission of marks.
Version 1.6 of the A-level Biology specification is now available. This covers the production of common ISAs and EMPAs for A-level Biology and/or A-level Human Biology.
See our updated ISA/EMPA timelines for 2015/2016.
Common ISAs and EMPAs for A-level Biology and A-level Human Biology in 2016
Ofqual and the DfE have made changes to AS and A-level Biology, which will be introduced in September 2015.
Read a letter from Stella Paes, AQA's Head of Science, following Ofqual's announcement about science practicals, and see how we're using teachers' feedback to develop our new specifications.
We have successfully negotiated with Ofqual to make changes to the way our A-level practical assessments are administered in schools and colleges. ISAs and EMPAs now have staggered release dates, shorter assessment windows in which they can be taken and the Teachers' Notes no longer have the questions, so the materials are more secure.
We have written to teachers in charge of A-levels in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry and Physics who have entered students for units in AQA A-levels in the last year. Read a copy of the letter that has been sent here.