Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Examinations

Content Content Summary Assessment Weighting
AS 1 Molecules and Cells External written exam
1 hour 30 mins
Students answer six to eight structured questions and write an essay
37.5% of AS
15% of A level
AS 2 Organisms and Biodiversity External written exam
1 hour 30 mins
Students answer six to eight structured questions and write an essay
37.5% of AS 15% of A level
AS 3 Practical skills External written exam assessing practical skills
1 hour
Internal practical assessment
25% of AS
10% of A level
A2 1 Physiology, Co-ordination and Control, and Ecosystems External written examination
2 hours 15 mins
Students answer six to nine structured questions and write an essay.
24% of A level
A2 2 Biochemistry, Genetics and Evolutionary Trends External written examination
2 hours 15 mins
Students answer six to nine structured questions and write an essay.
24% of A level
A2 3 Practical skills External written examination assessing practical skills
1 hour 15 mins
Internal practical assessment
12% of A level

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