Study A Level Biology from home – your route to academic success!
This official A Level course has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications, so you can feel confident you are studying the most up-to-date academic content.
On this course, you will be able to:
Studying A Levels with us lets you choose when you take your exams, so that you are always fully prepared. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments. You will be responsible for booking for your exams.
Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level.
Specification code: 7402
To achieve the full Biology A Level you will be assessed by 3 paper-based exams across the eight units and practical assessment. A more detailed breakdown of the exam details is provided below:
To receive the full Biology A Level, you must take the A Level exams and undergo a practical assessment of 12 practical skills.
To include exams see our A Level Biology inc Exams
To include exams and practical assessments see our A Level Biology inc Exams & Practical
It is possible for students to receive an A Level Biology qualification without completing the practical assessment, although your certificate will state you have not done so.
You will have 2 years to complete the full A Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.
This course enables you to study for an A Level in Biology by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or via email, you choose! Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course pack will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.
Once you have successfully completed the examinations you will receive the AQA accredited A Level in Biology. These subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work.
It is possible for students to receive an A Level Biology qualification without completing the practical assessment, although your certificate will state you have not done so and it may seriously harm your chances of securing a place at university or getting a job. On your written exams 15% of marks rely on having some knowledge of these practical skills. Therefore we strongly advise you to take your practical assessments and written exams.
Yes! You study the same coursework, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, and you receive full tutor support via email.
You will need a minimum of GCSE grade C or above in Biology. You are also required to have a grade C or above in the higher tier Mathematics GCSE as up to 10% of the marks awarded in this course will be related to mathematical principles.
In addition to this, you should also be familiar with the following:
* Not included with the online study option
There is no required reading for this A Level. However you will need to conduct your own research using the internet.
Yes, you will need to take the standard A Level examinations and internal assessments in order to fully complete this course, but arranging them is simple. The examinations run on specific dates which can be obtained by visiting the AQA website. You will be required to book these examinations yourself, and Open Study College can provide you with a list of examination centres for you. The costs of the examination can vary depending on which examination centre you choose.
Students will also need to find a centre for the practical elements of this course. We have an arrangement with centres in Birmingham and Bristol which will allow students to take practical and theoretical exams, but you may wish to find a local centre of your own choice. Students will need to contact their chosen centre directly to arrange these assessments. You can find further information on the Birmingham centre here and the Bristol centre here.
For this particular course, examination centres charge a substantial fee to take your exams and practical assessments, which is why we thoroughly recommend you conduct further research into this before enrolling.
You are still able to study this A Level course but must take the examinations within the UK as this is the only guaranteed way to access examination centres.
We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.
For further information please contact us.