Our Online A-Level Biology Course aims to develop your understanding of how science contributes to the success of society.
You will learn about different areas of biology and how they relate to each other. You will also gain skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works which will prepare you for further study.
Our Online A-Level Biology Course enables students to:
Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers in the subject
Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society
Develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works
Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other.
Course Ref: ALEVBIO15
Monomers and Polymers
Structure of Eukaryotic Cells
All Cells Arise From Other Cells
Transport Across Cell Membranes
Cell Recognition and the Immune System
Organisms Exchange Substances With Their Environment
Surface Area to Volume Ratio
Digestion and Absorption
Genetic Information, Variation and Relationships Between Organisms
DNA, Genes and Chromosomes
DNA and Protein Synthesis
Genetic Diversity Can Arise as a Result of Mutation or During Meiosis
Genetic Diversity and Adaptation
Species and Taxonomy
Biodiversity Within a Community
Energy Transfer In and Between Organisms
Energy and Ecosystems
Organisms Respond To Changes In Their Internal and External Environments
Stimuli, Both Internal and External, are Detected and Lead to a Response
Skeletal Muscles are Stimulated to Contract by Nerves and Act as Effectors
Homeostasis is the Maintenance of a Stable Internal Environment
Genetics, Populations, Evolution and Ecosystems
Evolution May Lead to Speciation
Populations in Ecosystems
The Control Of Gene Expression
Gene Expression is Controlled by a Number of Features
Using Genome Projects
Whilst there is no pre-requisite required in order to study a L3 qualification in the UK, it is still recommended that you have studied the subject at L2 (GCSE level), as this will generally contain underpinning knowledge.
Our Online A-Level Biology Course is powered by:
CloudPort - Our Virtual Learning Environment: offering 24/7 access to all your materials - so you can study on the move
Online Lessons and Assessments - allowing you to study on any Smart Device
Lively and interactive study environments, where you can engage in group collaboration with fellow students
24 Months Tutor Support - giving you the confidence you need to achieve your learning goals
Digital and Print resources
Live chat functionality with tutors and students - giving you immediate access to the information you need
Direct links to media-rich and interactive learning resources - making your learning cool, engaging, effective...and Fun!
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs).
Perhaps the most important asset provided as part of your Online A-Level Biology Course is access to a dedicated academic tutor. You will be assigned a tutor on enrolment who will support you for 24 months. Support extensions are available upon request.
Paper 1: Any content from topics 1 to 4, including relevant practical skills, written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes, 75 marks, 50% of AS Available in June Only
Paper 2: Any content from topics 1 to 4, including relevant practical skills, written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes, 75 marks, 50% of AS Available in June Only
Paper 1: Any content from topics 1 to 4, including relevant practical skills, written exam: 2 hours, 91 marks, 35% of A Level Available in June Only
Paper 2: Any content from topics 5 to 8, including relevant practical skills, written exam: 2 hours, 91 marks, 35% of A Level Available in June Only
Paper 3: Any content from topics 1 to 8, including relevant practical skills, written exam: 2 hours, 78 marks, 30% of A Level Available in June Only
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CloudLearn is unique in that we offer our students a choice of study formats. Choose to study via print or digital materials.
Our digital materials are hosted on our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) CloudPort and are accessible on all digital devices, so you can study where and when you want.
PC, Laptop, Tablet, Phone, PS4...your learning your choice.
All content, formative assessment and tutorial support is available online for your learning convenience.