Biology AS and A Level Course Overview

Students of the Edexcel A Level in Biology will be expected to demonstrate and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills described in the content for each topic below. In addition, they will be expected to analyse, interpret and evaluate a range of scientific information, ideas and evidence using their knowledge, understanding and skills.

  • Cell structure; Biological molecules; Enzymes; Cell membranes and transport; The mitotic cell cycle; Nucleic acids and protein synthesis
  • Transport in plants; Transport in mammals; Gas exchange and smoking; Infectious disease; Immunity
  • Energy and respiration; Photosynthesis; Homeostasis; Control and co-ordination; Inherited change; Selection and evolution;
  • Biodiversity, classification and conservation; Genetic technology

Students of A Level Biology will sit three written papers. They will also have the option to take an additional practical component, to gain a certificate of competency.

Prior Learning

There are no prior learning or other requirements for this qualification. Students who would benefit most from studying this qualification are likely to have a Level 2 qualification such as a GCSE in Double Award Science or Biology.


Students can progress from this qualification to:

  • A range of different relevant academic or vocational higher education qualifications
  • Employment in a relevant sector
  • Further training

Payment options

Students based in the UK have the option to pay annually, per term or monthly:

Paying per term:

Starting from September, three payments of £450 due at the beginning of each term.

Monthly payments (UK only):

Starting in September you can pay 10 monthly payments of £135 via Direct Debit.


Biology (UK exams)


AS and A Level

Exam board:



1 year for AS Level with an additional year for A Level

Delivery method:

Online, real-time classrooms, 24/7 access to curriculum

Start date:


Exam Details:

All exams will be supervised and sat at an examination hall local to you

Additional info:

Biology can still be taken by students outside of the UK. However, as the subject has UK based exams, students will need to travel to the UK to sit them.

Course fee:

£1,350 per year

Know more about your course fees

We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.