AS and A-level Biology

  • Teaching from: September 2015
  • Exams from: 2016 (AS), 2017 (A-level)
  • Specification code: 7401 7402
  • QAN code: 601/4624/2; 601/4625/4

Our new specifications will give you the freedom to teach in the way that works best for your students whatever their interests and abilities.

The core content is largely the same, meaning you'll be able to use many of your existing resources.

Our specifications allow you to choose the context and applications to bring biology to life. You'll be supported by new teaching resources including two schemes of work.

We're passionate about practical work and know it's at the heart of all good science teaching. That's why you'll have more choice about your practical activities.


Specification at a glance

Specimen papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources



Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

All planning resources



Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

All teaching resources



Prepare your students for assessment. Specimen and past papers, mark schemes, example answers.

All assessment resources

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The new specification shows many similarities with the current specification in terms of range of topics and depth of study.

Richard Wilson,
Head of Biology, Colchester Sixth Form College

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