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A-LEVEL BIOLOGY

Student
Free
Scholar
USD 150
Mentor
USD 295
Premiere
USD 2070

 


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Course timetable 2018 (student tier/free):
January: Lessons 1 – 10 begin the week of Jan 1st & remain open indefinitely (24/7)
February: Lessons 11/12 (week of Mon 5th to Sun 11th); Lessons 13/14 (week of Mon 12th to Sun 18th); Lessons 15/16 (week of Mon 19th to Sun 25th); Lessons 17/18 (week of Mon 26th to Sun Mar 4th) 
March: Lessons 19/20 (week of Mon 5th to Sun 11th); Lessons 21/22 (week of Mon 12th to Sun 18th); Lessons 23/24 (week of Mon 19th to Sun 25th); Lesson 25 (week of Mon 26th to Sun April 1st)

Five hours of Revision Courses will be available starting the week of Mon April 2nd (for ScholarMentor andPremiere only or individually purchased)


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Why choose Edexcel International A-level Biology?

This course aims to give you the skills to:

  • develop an enjoyment of biology
  • understand biological study
  • become an independent learner and a critical researcher
  • develop research skills
  • develop your analytical skills.

This qualification is 100% externally assessed by examination and has a modular structure, with three exam sessions each year in October, January and June (not all subjects are available in each exam session. Please see a full exam schedule here). A table of the course structure can be found at the bottom of the page.


Why take this online course with ITS?

  • Value for money – our entry level is FREE.
  • Easy accessibility – all you need is a broadband connection.
  • Flexible learning – choose when, where and how you learn.
  • Individualized for YOU – pick and choose from our add-on services according to your needs.
  • Fully qualified and experienced teachers – the course is the same that runs in our registered schools.
  • Latest specifications – we are an official centre for this qualification.
  • Full support services – our counsellors can guide you through the course and on to the next step.
  • This course is somewhat similar to a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). However, with ITS Education Asia you can ultimately get an official A-level qualification and have the option to access greater levels of support.
  • The course content may be relevant to a variety of exams (SATII, IB, AQA, OCR, CIE) and school study. See the unit description for more detail on the content.

What are the prerequisites of this course?

First and foremost, to study an IAL in Biology you must have a keen interest in sciences, an enquiring mind and the ability to analyse evidence and observations. You do need to have studied biology before, IGCSE level if possible.


What can I do with an A-level in Biology?

You can go on to university courses like an honours degrees in fields such as Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinarian science, and Dentistry. You can also use this knowledge to start your studies in order to become a sciences/biology teacher.

For more information on specific university requirements related to A-levels, please see our A-levels FAQ page.

For more information on applying to UK universities, see our UCAS page.


How is the course structured?

You can find the Edexcel course specification here.

The course consists of six units – three IAS and three IA2 units.

Find our FAQ's for Edexcel International A-levels here.


Topic and assessment overview

IAL Biology topics at a glance
IAS Unit 1: Lifestyle, health and risk and Cells, genes and health (30 lessons) 
IAS Unit 2: The voice of the genome and Biodiversity and natural resources (30 lessons) 
IAS Unit 3: Biology Laboratory Skills 1 Alternative (10 lessons) 
IA2 Unit 4: On the wild side and Infections, Immunity and Forensics (30 lessons) 
IA2 Unit 5: Run for your life and Grey matter (30 lessons) 
IA2 Unit 6: Biology Laboratory Skills 2 Alternative (10 lessons)

Assessment 

Assessment in January, June and October

  • External assessment: written examination
  • Unit 1: 1.5 hours, 80 marks
  • Unit 2: 1.5 hours, 80 marks
  • Unit 3: 1.5 hours, 40 marks
  • Unit 4: 1.5 hours, 80 marks
  • Unit 5: 1.5 hours, 80 marks
  • Unit 6: 1.5 hours, 40 marks

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