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Biology

Course Overview

A level courses/topics
New A level courses are being introduced for science disciplines for examination from summer 2016.

AQA Biology

1 year course (AS qualification): Specification 7401
Module 1 – Biological Molecules
Module 2 – Cells
Module 3 – Organisms exchange substances with their environment
Module 4 – Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
Modules 1-4 are assessed through 2 examinations.

2 year course (A-level biology A): Specification 7402
Module 1 – Biological Molecules
Module 2 – Cells
Module 3 – Organisms exchange substances with their environment
Module 4 – Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
Module 5 – Energy transfers in and between organisms
Module 6 – Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
Module 7 – Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
Module 8 – The control of gene expression
A level practical endorsement
Modules 1-8 are assessed through 3 examinations.
The A level practical endorsement is continuously assessed over the 2 year course.