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A Level Biology

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Overview

  • Study the human body and the building blocks of life.
  • Develop a deep understanding of biological principals.
  • Learn about pioneering research.
  • Complete this A-level in as little as 6 months.
  • Allows you to progress to university level study.
  • Study around your existing commitments.

Studying your A Level

Biology at A Level is a chance to significantly extend your biological knowledge. You will take a deeper look at some of the core ideas covered at GCSE level while covering a range new material.

During your studies you will cover the basic components of living systems, biological molecules, biodiversity, homeostasis and much more.

You will study ecosystems and their inhabitants, the impact of human society and the changing world.

You will be encouraged to gain a superior understanding of biological principles, including genetics, patterns of inheritance, cloning and biological processes.

Upon completion of the course you will be a capable and competent biologist, with a developed understanding of core principals. All of which will give you the level of competence required to progress to study at degree level.

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning institute, which means we take a person-centred approach to learning. We provide the tools to learn and you do the rest.

This means no physical classes or prohibitive timetables. You learn when you will be at your most effective, in an environment you will be most comfortable in.

You still get the academic support from your dedicated tutor. They will provide advice, guidance and feedback on your assignments. This allows you to progress in a structured, positive way.

Ultimately this allows you to study and complete your A-level in Biology in a manner that reflects your lifestyle, commitments and your approach to learning.

You can start learning from the moment you have enrolled with us. We don’t have term times, just an online portal with all your course material ready and waiting. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

That means you can get your A Level in Biology as quickly as you choose.

Modules

During your studies you will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to Science
  • Biological Molecules
  • Cells
  • How organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  • Energy transfers in and between organisms
  • How organisms respond to changes in their environments
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • The control of gene expression

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. However, GCSE grade C or above in Biology, Maths and English Language would be an advantage. You will need access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection.

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

If you decide to take the A Level exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an A Level in Biology. This will enable you to progress to further and higher education programmes.

Hear from our past Students

  • Study the human body and the building blocks of life.
  • Develop a deep understanding of biological principals.
  • Learn about pioneering research.
  • Complete this A-level in as little as 6 months.
  • Allows you to progress to university level study.
  • Study around your existing commitments.

Studying your A Level

Biology at A Level is a chance to significantly extend your biological knowledge. You will take a deeper look at some of the core ideas covered at GCSE level while covering a range new material.

During your studies you will cover the basic components of living systems, biological molecules, biodiversity, homeostasis and much more.

You will study ecosystems and their inhabitants, the impact of human society and the changing world.

You will be encouraged to gain a superior understanding of biological principles, including genetics, patterns of inheritance, cloning and biological processes.

Upon completion of the course you will be a capable and competent biologist, with a developed understanding of core principals. All of which will give you the level of competence required to progress to study at degree level.

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning institute, which means we take a person-centred approach to learning. We provide the tools to learn and you do the rest.

This means no physical classes or prohibitive timetables. You learn when you will be at your most effective, in an environment you will be most comfortable in.

You still get the academic support from your dedicated tutor. They will provide advice, guidance and feedback on your assignments. This allows you to progress in a structured, positive way.

Ultimately this allows you to study and complete your A-level in Biology in a manner that reflects your lifestyle, commitments and your approach to learning.

You can start learning from the moment you have enrolled with us. We don’t have term times, just an online portal with all your course material ready and waiting. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

That means you can get your A Level in Biology as quickly as you choose.

Modules

During your studies you will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to Science
  • Biological Molecules
  • Cells
  • How organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  • Energy transfers in and between organisms
  • How organisms respond to changes in their environments
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • The control of gene expression

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. However, GCSE grade C or above in Biology, Maths and English Language would be an advantage. You will need access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection.

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

If you decide to take the A Level exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an A Level in Biology. This will enable you to progress to further and higher education programmes.

Hear from our past Students

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