A Level Biology


Study online A Level Biology (with optional exams) at Upskill Online UK and get a support and accountability coach in addition to your tutor. This is the same A Level studied in any school or college and is internationally recognised. With a 98% pass rate, and extra support – you can be confident you complete this course to progress in your  career or academic journey into higher education.


Study this A Level Biology course entirely online at an advanced level, to achieve this credible and transferrable qualification or to gain access into University. A Level Biology is essential to enter most professions including Medical, Pharmacology, Veterinary Science or Environmental Science to name a few. Broaden your scientific skills and cement your knowledge in Micro Biology, Genetic information, Evolution and Ecosystem and much more. This interesting and challenging course will teach you how to analyse, evaluate and manipulate environments to produce biological data. A Level Biology will show employers and educators that you have advanced skills, knowledge and qualifications to build upon.

Upskill Online UK offers you a support and accountability coach in addition to your course tutor along with a highway to success plan for you to follow giving you excellent value for money.

A Level Biology is internationally recognised in other countries as well as the UK. You can use this qualification towards University entry.

  • Accredited qualification awarded by AQA
  • Progress in your academic journey to University with up to 56 UCAS points
  • Can be fast tracked to complete in one year
  • Can obtain a predicted grade for University application
  • You can include exams at your nearest centre
  • Full support around your course and guidance for your future plans

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – Biological molecules
  • Unit 2 – Cells
  • Unit 3 – Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Unit 4 – Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  • Unit 5 – Energy transfers in and between organisms
  • Unit 6 – Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
  • Unit 7 – Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • Unit 8 – The control of gene expression
  • Preparing for the examinations

Syllabus AQA  (7402Click here for full course content

Awarding Body

AQA is the worlds leading awarding organisation specialising in GCSEA Levels and Vocational courses and upskilling learners around the world.

AQA Upskill Online UK

UCAS upskill online uk

Our partners are a UCAS registered centre, meaning you can use this course to gain direct entry to all universities as you will also achieve up to 56 UCAS points.

Course Assessment

You will be required to sit three paper based written exams. Each paper makes up a percentage of your overall A Level Biology qualification as set out below:

  • Written Exams
    • Paper 1: 2 hours – 35% of A-level – 91 marks.
    • Paper 2: 2 hours – 35% of A-level – 91 marks.
    • Paper 3: 2 hours – 30% of A-level – 78 marks.

During the course, you will be required to complete learning activities, tests or assignments to show your knowledge and understanding of the units you have just learned. They do not count towards your overall A Level Biology qualification. They are marked by your course tutor and feedback will be provided with each completed unit.

We can offer you a guaranteed exam space at one of our exam centres it the UK when you choose to study this A Level Biology course with us at Upskill Online UK. Alternatively, you may choose to organise and book your own exams.


Upskill Online UK have a national network of UK GCSEA Levels and Functional Skills exam centres and provide our students with guaranteed exam spaces offered at a discounted rate exclusive to our learners only. You can also book late entries and re-take exams with Upskill Online UK. Please select ‘Yes’ on the enrolment form when asked, if you want to book your exams with us, as set out below:

  • A Level Biology exams £403
  • A Level Biology exams with Practical Assessments £1274

Course Outcome

When you have completed this course, you will achieve an AQA A Level in Biology and gain up to 56 UCAS points. Specification (7402).

Entry Requirements

We do advise that you have achieved a combination of GCSE Biology at grade 5 – 6 / B and GCSE Chemistry at grade 4 / C or above; or GCSE Maths at grade 4-5 / C and Double / Triple Science at grade 5-6 / B, or an equivalent qualification before enrolling onto this course. This A Level Biology course is at difficulty level 3 – equivalent to a BTEC or a 60 credit qualification. This course is suitable for learners of all ages.


8 – 24 months

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

300 hours

What Next?

After you’ve successfully completed this challenging yet rewarding A Level Biology course, you could progress onto a level 4 course, apply to University or apply for jobs in a variety of settings or sectors including:

  • Conservation
  • Clinical Health Care
  • Zoology
  • Micro Biologist


The A Level Biology course is popular with home school pupils. You will receive unlimited qualified Tutor support, as well as your very own Upskill Online UK personal mentor and accountability coach, to help keep you motivated and on track with accountability sessions. We will also help you to plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your very own roadmap to success. You get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

* If you are going to university, please check with them first to confirm if you need practical examination results to accompany your A Level Biology qualification.

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