AQA A-Level Biology

A-Level Biology

Units/modules studied by term

Year 1

Autumn: Cell Structure, Biological molecules, DNA and Protein synthesis
Spring: Cell recognition and Immune System, Mass transport and exchange
Summer: Genetic and Biodiversity, Photosynthesis and Revision

Year 2

Autumn: Respiration, Energy within ecosystems, Organisms respond to changes in their environments
Spring: Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems. The control of gene expression.
Summer: Revision, External Exams

Educational Visits undertaken with this course:

UCL Science Centre Lectures, Body works

Course Details

Course/awarding title: AQA
Specification Code: 7402
Qualification Accreditation: 601/4625/4
Number/Discount course:
Length of course: 2 Years
Guided learning hours: 360 GLH
Tiers: N/A


Outcome grades: E to A* (PASS), U (FAIL)
Entry requirements: Grade 6 in GCSE Science
External examination: 3 mandatory papers, each 120 minutes in length.
Paper 1: 91 marks, 35% of A- level
Paper 2: 91 marks, 35% of A- level
Paper 3: 78 marks, 30% of A- level

Coursework: 12 Required Practicals, content will be assessed (15%) in written papers above and teacher assessment for CPAC (Common Practical Assessment Criteria) as Pass/Fail (or “endorsement”). Students must keep records of Practicals
Practical deadlines: To be done on the day of the practical.
Work experience things: N/A

Assessments: Initial, 2 Teacher set KAT (Key Assessments Tasks) per Term, Year 12 Mock (July), Year 13 Mock (Jan), Year 13 (End of course)