Human Biology (2405)

We are not planning to develop a new A-level Human Biology qualification under government changes to A-levels.

The last exams for students taking the current qualification will be in the June 2016 series, with a final re-sit opportunity in June 2017.

As an alternative, you may like to consider our new AS and A-level Biology, which is accredited for first teaching in September 2015.

Find out more about these changes and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future. You can also contact the customer support team on the details shown below.

A-level Human Biology takes a thematic approach to the subject, looking at principles related to contemporary issues and emphasising factors that affect people's health and how they interact with their environment.

The specification helps students acquire essential knowledge and develop understanding of concepts in Human Biology and How Science Works. It conforms fully to the AS and A-level subject criteria for Biology.

There is a total of six units in the specification – three at AS and three at A2. Four of the units are assessed by written exam and two units assess investigative and practical skills.

The specification is aimed at students who are considering a career in the health/clinical professions where the Government has identified a significant national skill shortage. A-level Human Biology is also suitable for people who may not be following the traditional suite of Science subjects and is ideal for progression after GCSE Sciences.


The last January exams for AS and A2 were in January 2013.
The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

Codes and references

Qualification type AS and A-level
Specification title Human Biology
Specification code 2405
QAN codes 50023408

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