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iA Level Biology (International A Level) – Exam Included

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iA Level Biology (International A Level) – Exam Included

Your Course at a Glance 

  • Gain a solid understanding of essential Biology topics 
  • Learn at your own pace 
  • Study the course online 
  • Achieve a recognised international qualification 
  • Flexible, unitised exams 
  • Exam included 

About Your Course 

Studying Biology can open up various career paths to you, and by achieving an iA Level in Biology, you can earn a recognised qualification. The International Advanced Level (iA Level) is available to international and UK-based students looking to enhance their academic profile. 

If you are considering embarking on a career path in science, research, medical, or healthcare, it is likely that you will require qualifications in Biology. Achieving this iA Level will put you in a strong position to pursue the career path you want. 

There are many benefits to choosing iA Levels over traditional ones, with the main advantage being exam flexibility. You have three opportunities for exams, and you can take each exam unit when you feel ready. Also, you can re-sit a single unit as opposed to re-taking the entire exam. 

Delivered online, the course covers a wealth of essential topics that fall under the umbrella of Biology. For instance, you will get to explore biodiversity, molecules, coordination, health, diet, and transport. 

You will also study the environment, conservation, respiration, energy, microbiology, and gene technology. As well as learning the topics and their principles, you will also explore the relationships between each one. 

During the course, you will be required to use mathematical processes, which will ultimately strengthen your mathematical ability. Once you have completed the course, you will have a solid understanding of various scientific methods and how to problem-solve.  

With this qualification under your belt, you will be able to embark on higher education study or progress into the working world. 

Getting Started 

learndirect is one of the UK’s leading online learning providers, helping more than 4 million students achieve their desired qualifications. By enrolling on the iA Level Biology course, you will be able to study your course online, at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. 

Once you have enrolled, you will be given instant access to the course materials you need via our industry-leading digital platform. After successfully completing your course, you will be awarded with an Edexcel academic qualification from Pearson, which is the UK’s largest awarding organisation. 

OUR PASS RATE
A-Levels (National Average 81.4%)
96%

Unit 1: Molecules, Diet, Transport and Health 

Upon completion of this unit, you will: 

  • Understand the principles of molecules, transport, and health 
  • Be confident in identifying and discussing membranes, proteins, DNA and gene expression 

Unit 2: Cells, Development, Biodiversity and Conservation 

Upon completion of this unit, you will: 

  • Understand cell structure, reproduction, and development 
  • Have knowledge of plant structure and function, biodiversity, and conservation 

Unit 3: Practical Skills in Biology I 

Upon completion of this unit, you will: 

  • Understand experimental techniques through a range of practical experiments and investigations 
  • Be able to demonstrate experimental procedures and techniques 

Unit 4: Energy, Environment, Microbiology and Immunity 

Upon completion of this unit, you will: 

  • Understand the concepts of energy flow, and the structures of ecosystems and the environment 
  • Have a solid understanding of microbiology, immunity, and forensics 

Unit 5: Respiration, Internal Environment, Coordination and Gene Technology 

Upon completion of this unit, you will: 

  • Understand the process of respiration, the function of muscles and the internal environment 
  • Be confident in exploring coordination, response, and gene technology 

Unit 6: Practical Skills in Biology II 

Upon completion of this unit, you will: 

  • Be able to demonstrate more advanced experimental techniques through practical experiments and investigations 
  • Understand the procedures and techniques associated with advanced experiments 

It is recommended that students have existing Level 2 qualifications, such as a GCSE in Biology or International GCSE (iGCSE) in Biology. 

The course and assessment will be available in English only, so students must be able to read and write in English at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  

A Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) has to be completed at the end of each unit and then submitted to your tutor. Once your tutor has assessed the assignment, it will be returned to you with feedback and a final grade. After passing each assignment successfully, you will be ready to take your exam. 

Exam Details 

The iA Level consists of six written exams. Exams are available every January, June and October. 

Exam 1 covers unit 1:  

Written examination: 1 hour, 30 minutes  

Exam 2 covers unit 2: 

Written examination: 1 hour, 30 minutes  

Exam 3 covers unit 3:  

Written examination: 1 hour, 20 minutes  

Exam 4 covers unit 4: 

Written examination: 1 hour, 45 minutes  

Exam 5 covers unit 5:  

Written examination: 1 hour, 45 minutes  

Exam 6 covers unit 6: 

Written examination: 1 hour, 20 minutes  

Tutors & Exams

Tutors and Exams provides examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home educated candidates.

Tutors and Exams currently have five examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire and Wimbledon. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

In addition to their examination centres they also have a dedicated Science laboratory based in Birmingham with the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals all year round and access to another Science laboratory located in London.

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

If you pass the exam successfully, you will be awarded with an iA Level qualification in Biology, delivered by Pearson Edexcel, the UK’s largest awarding organisation.

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Once you have achieved your iA Level Biology qualification, you have the opportunity to embark on a range of avenues. You could use your qualification to apply for entry-level jobs in various sectors, such as science, research, medical, and healthcare.  

However, many roles have specific entry requirements, so it is important for you to check these before pursuing the profession, as you may need further qualifications. 

If you want to continue your academic career, then you are eligible for the following: 

  • Degree study – You could apply to study a degree in Biology, Marine Biology, Natural Science, Anatomy, or a related subject 
  • Vocational qualifications – You may want to pursue a BTEC Higher Nationals, or other higher education qualifications 
  • Training – Having an iA Level in Biology could enable you to undertake training programmes in your chosen career field 

iA Level Biology (International A Level) – Exam Included

Your Course at a Glance 

  • Gain a solid understanding of essential Biology topics 
  • Learn at your own pace 
  • Study the course online 
  • Achieve a recognised international qualification 
  • Flexible, unitised exams 
  • Exam included 

About Your Course 

Studying Biology can open up various career paths to you, and by achieving an iA Level in Biology, you can earn a recognised qualification. The International Advanced Level (iA Level) is available to international and UK-based students looking to enhance their academic profile. 

If you are considering embarking on a career path in science, research, medical, or healthcare, it is likely that you will require qualifications in Biology. Achieving this iA Level will put you in a strong position to pursue the career path you want. 

There are many benefits to choosing iA Levels over traditional ones, with the main advantage being exam flexibility. You have three opportunities for exams, and you can take each exam unit when you feel ready. Also, you can re-sit a single unit as opposed to re-taking the entire exam. 

Delivered online, the course covers a wealth of essential topics that fall under the umbrella of Biology. For instance, you will get to explore biodiversity, molecules, coordination, health, diet, and transport. 

You will also study the environment, conservation, respiration, energy, microbiology, and gene technology. As well as learning the topics and their principles, you will also explore the relationships between each one. 

During the course, you will be required to use mathematical processes, which will ultimately strengthen your mathematical ability. Once you have completed the course, you will have a solid understanding of various scientific methods and how to problem-solve.  

With this qualification under your belt, you will be able to embark on higher education study or progress into the working world. 

Getting Started 

learndirect is one of the UK’s leading online learning providers, helping more than 4 million students achieve their desired qualifications. By enrolling on the iA Level Biology course, you will be able to study your course online, at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. 

Once you have enrolled, you will be given instant access to the course materials you need via our industry-leading digital platform. After successfully completing your course, you will be awarded with an Edexcel academic qualification from Pearson, which is the UK’s largest awarding organisation. 

Modules

Unit 1: Molecules, Diet, Transport and Health 

Upon completion of this unit, you will: 

  • Understand the principles of molecules, transport, and health 
  • Be confident in identifying and discussing membranes, proteins, DNA and gene expression 

Unit 2: Cells, Development, Biodiversity and Conservation 

Upon completion of this unit, you will: 

  • Understand cell structure, reproduction, and development 
  • Have knowledge of plant structure and function, biodiversity, and conservation 

Unit 3: Practical Skills in Biology I 

Upon completion of this unit, you will: 

  • Understand experimental techniques through a range of practical experiments and investigations 
  • Be able to demonstrate experimental procedures and techniques 

Unit 4: Energy, Environment, Microbiology and Immunity 

Upon completion of this unit, you will: 

  • Understand the concepts of energy flow, and the structures of ecosystems and the environment 
  • Have a solid understanding of microbiology, immunity, and forensics 

Unit 5: Respiration, Internal Environment, Coordination and Gene Technology 

Upon completion of this unit, you will: 

  • Understand the process of respiration, the function of muscles and the internal environment 
  • Be confident in exploring coordination, response, and gene technology 

Unit 6: Practical Skills in Biology II 

Upon completion of this unit, you will: 

  • Be able to demonstrate more advanced experimental techniques through practical experiments and investigations 
  • Understand the procedures and techniques associated with advanced experiments 

Requirements

It is recommended that students have existing Level 2 qualifications, such as a GCSE in Biology or International GCSE (iGCSE) in Biology. 

The course and assessment will be available in English only, so students must be able to read and write in English at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  

Assessment

A Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) has to be completed at the end of each unit and then submitted to your tutor. Once your tutor has assessed the assignment, it will be returned to you with feedback and a final grade. After passing each assignment successfully, you will be ready to take your exam. 

Exam Details 

The iA Level consists of six written exams. Exams are available every January, June and October. 

Exam 1 covers unit 1:  

Written examination: 1 hour, 30 minutes  

Exam 2 covers unit 2: 

Written examination: 1 hour, 30 minutes  

Exam 3 covers unit 3:  

Written examination: 1 hour, 20 minutes  

Exam 4 covers unit 4: 

Written examination: 1 hour, 45 minutes  

Exam 5 covers unit 5:  

Written examination: 1 hour, 45 minutes  

Exam 6 covers unit 6: 

Written examination: 1 hour, 20 minutes  

Tutors & Exams

Tutors and Exams provides examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home educated candidates.

Tutors and Exams currently have five examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire and Wimbledon. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

In addition to their examination centres they also have a dedicated Science laboratory based in Birmingham with the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals all year round and access to another Science laboratory located in London.

Qualifications

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

If you pass the exam successfully, you will be awarded with an iA Level qualification in Biology, delivered by Pearson Edexcel, the UK’s largest awarding organisation.

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Once you have achieved your iA Level Biology qualification, you have the opportunity to embark on a range of avenues. You could use your qualification to apply for entry-level jobs in various sectors, such as science, research, medical, and healthcare.  

However, many roles have specific entry requirements, so it is important for you to check these before pursuing the profession, as you may need further qualifications. 

If you want to continue your academic career, then you are eligible for the following: 

  • Degree study – You could apply to study a degree in Biology, Marine Biology, Natural Science, Anatomy, or a related subject 
  • Vocational qualifications – You may want to pursue a BTEC Higher Nationals, or other higher education qualifications 
  • Training – Having an iA Level in Biology could enable you to undertake training programmes in your chosen career field 

OUR PASS RATE
A-Levels
96%
(National Average 81.4%)

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