AS and A-level Biology
We've updated our qualifications to reflect changes to 2021 exams and assessment.
Read about the changes to 2021 exams for 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 AS and A-level Biology specifications will help you to inspire students, nurture their passion for the subject and lay the foundations for further study and the workplace.
Our specifications allow you to choose the context and applications to bring biology to life in the way that best suits the needs of your students.
The content of the AS is identical and co-teachable to that of the first year of A-level, which gives you flexibility in planning, timetabling and resourcing. The straightforward layout clearly shows what students need to know and highlights opportunities for skills development.
Practical work is at the heart of all good science teaching, and the required practical activities will give students the opportunity to embed their skills and knowledge. The A-level practicals ensure that students are able to access the Common Practical Assessment Criteria (CPAC) requirements of the course.
The new specification shows many similarities with the current specification in terms of range of topics and depth of study.
Head of Biology, Colchester Sixth Form College