Biology A Level Do you need an A Level within 12 months to get into University?We offer a range of A Levels where we guarantee to prioritise the marking of your coursework so you are fully ready to take your exams in June of each year.WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THIS SERVICE. An Advanced Level in Biology is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university. It also provides a progression route for further training whilst in employment. This specification is designed to encourage candidates to develop: an enthusiasm for biology practical skills alongside understanding of concepts and principles an appropriate and relevant foundation of knowledge and skills for the study of biology in Higher Education AS LevelAt AS, this specification stimulates the enthusiasm of students from the start. It emphasises the way in which biologists work and the contributions of biology to society in a way that underpins the specification but is not intrusive:Unit 1: BIOL1 Biology and DiseaseExamination paper: 1 hour 15 minutesAvailable in JuneUnit 2: BIOL2 The variety of living organismsExamination paper: 1 hour 45 minutesAvailable in January and JuneUnit 3: Practical Assessment Investigate and practical skills in AS BiologyAvailable in June onlyA2 LevelAt A2, this specification continues the approach taken at AS. The specification is clearly presented with a summary and content for each unit. There are additional sections summarising biological principles and establishing contexts for how science works:Unit 4: BIOL4 Populations and environmentExamination paper: 1 hour 30 minutesAvailable in January and JuneUnit 5: BIOL5 Control in cells and in organismsExamination paper: 2 hour 15 minutesAvailable in June onlyUnit 6: Practical Assessment â€“ Investigate and practical skills in A2 BiologyAvailable in June onlyFor further details visithttp://web.aqa.org.uk/qual/gce/science/biology-overview.phpHow Science WorksAn understanding of How Science Works is a requirement. How Science Works is an underpinning set of concepts and is the means whereby students come to understand how scientists investigate scientific phenomena in their attempts to explain the world about us. Moreover, How Science Works recognises the contribution scientists have made to their own disciplines and to the wider world.Recommended readingAS Biology for AQA, author; Michael Kent, publisher; Oxford University Press,ISBN: 978-0748782758AQA AS Biology, author; Glenn Toole and Susan Toole, publisher; Nelson Thornes,ISBN: 978-0748782758AQA A2 Biology, author; Glenn Toole and Susan Toole, publisher; Nelson Thornes,ISBN: 978-0748798131 AS +A2 = A level in Biology. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.
Previous Knowledge Required
Minimum of GCSE grade C or above.Candidates will be required to have an understanding of the following terms: molecule, ion, compound element, isomer, isotope, oxidation, bond, reduction, hydrolysis, condensation, and wavelength.
The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password You will get full tutor support via email You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor. Our A Levels come with tutor support for 18 months. You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress. Exams are taken at an AQA centre and we can provide an extensive list of centres for you within your course pack.
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