A-Level Biology

A-Level Biology will boost your knowledge and critical awareness of social and environmental issues.



£695 inc VAT
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Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
250 hours
A-level Biology
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately
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A-Level Biology is the study of all life, covering everything from the production of cells to the function of an ecosystem and how it’s all connected by the energy that underpins life itself. Think you know all about DNA and the theory of evolution? Think again! On this course, you’ll delve deep into the mechanisms of cells before understanding how it all connects to create the great diversity we have on Earth today.

Distance learning A-Level Biology is an ideal choice if you want the freedom to study in your own time and you plan to go to university to study science, medicine, physiotherapy, or similar. You’ll develop strong analytical and evaluative skills as you interpret, manipulate, and present data. Enrol on our A-Level Biology course today to boost your core understanding of all living things. This course is perfect for those wanting a career in healthcare, but also research roles and social, environmental, and forensic science sectors.

This home study course follows the new AQA A-Level Biology syllabus and has been designed specifically to be studied online in your own time and space. You’ll have unlimited tutor support, a clear induction, and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for the exam. You’ll also have guaranteed access to one of our exam centres if you sit your final A-Level examinations in the UK.

With this A-Level Biology course, you will benefit from:

  • A brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Coursework administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
    • Access to a network of partnership exam centres
  • Unlimited tutor support- we’ll help you write a study plan and support you throughout
  • Exam pass guarantee (If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)


A-level Biology
Awarded by AQA Education


Study Hours

You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.

Course Duration

You can enrol today but this course starts on 28/09/20. You will receive your logins to MyOxbridge (our online platform) before this date but won’t be able to access the learning materials until the course officially starts.

You will benefit from our unlimited tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment.


All enrolments will be for exams in Summer 2022. If you wish to fast track your learning, please do contact us.

Official exams

You’ll be required to complete two AS standard written exams and three A-Level standard written exams.

AS Exams

  • Paper 1: 1 hour 30 minutes, 50% of AS, 75 marks.
  • Paper 2: 1 hour 30 minutes, 50% of AS, 75 marks.

A-Level Exams

  • Paper 1: 2 hours, 35% of A-Level, 91 marks.
  • Paper 2: 2 hours, 35% of A-Level, 91 marks.
  • Paper 3: 2 hours, 30% of A-Level, 78 marks.

These exams contain a mixture of short and long answer questions and extended response questions.

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the UK.


During your course, you’ll be required to complete various assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to monitor your progress.

Optional Practical Endorsement

For some university courses, like biology, you will need to demonstrate practical skills as well as knowledge. In addition to the A-level, you can gain a practical endorsement to show this. This practical endorsement does not form part of the full A-level but is an additional grade that you can achieve. We are able to provide you with access to the practical endorsement aspect of this course. If you feel that this applies to you, please contact us for further information.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Biology, issued by AQA (7402). This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college, or university. AQA is part of the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked.

Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - A-Level Biology

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - A GCSE or equivalent in Biology (minimum grade 5-6 – the equivalent to a grade B) and Chemistry (minimum grade 4 – the equivalent to a grade C) or Double or Triple Science (minimum grade 5-6 – the equivalent to a grade B) and Maths (minimum grade 4 – the equivalent to grade C) is strongly recommended for this course.

UCAS Points - 56

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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