AS and A Level Biology online course overview
Students of the Edexcel A Level Biology online course 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.
- Biological Molecules
- Cells, Viruses and Reproduction of Living Things
- Classification and Biodiversity; Exchange and Transport
- Energy for Biological Processes; Origins of Genetic Variation
- Microbiology and Pathogens; Modern Genetics; Ecosystems
Students of A Level Biology online will sit three written papers. Additional practical components will be available to achieve the practical endorsement that goes alongside the A-Level qualification, to gain a certificate of competency.
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
In the October of Year 11, 12 and 13 parents and guardians will receive an email asking which exams the learner intends to take, and where they would like to take them. Parents and guardians must inform InterHigh if they need assistance finding an exam centre by mid-October. InterHigh can support you in finding a local exam centre. It is then down to the individual to register with the centre of choice and pay the exam fees to the centre directly. As each exam centre sets their own fees we cannot provide accurate pricing, however as an example, you can see our own fees by clicking here
Physical, medical or learning support needs may be eligible for access arrangements during exams. These can include:
- Extra time of 25%*
- Extra time up to 50%*
- A reader*
- A scribe*
- Supervised rest breaks
- Separate room
- Use of a laptop
- Enlarged print exam papers
*These arrangements must be approved by the exam board. The learner will need to undertake learning assessments with an Educational Psychologist or specialist assessor in order to complete the application form. These assessments can take up to 18 months to process. The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year that the learner sits exams.
Students based in the UK have the option to pay annually, per term or monthly. International students based outside the UK cannot pay monthly.
There are no formal entry requirements for this subject.
However, if you’re looking to study this subject as one of four A Levels, we strongly advise you only do so if you are predicted at least a grade 7 at GCSE / IGCSE in this subject or a relevant subject.