Examinations

Students must complete two examinations at AS Level and a further two exams at A2 Level. We set and mark all the exams.

The tables below provide more information:

Unit

Exam Duration & Format

% Assessment Weightings

Availability

AS 1: Molecules and Cells

1 hour 30 minutes written examination, externally assessed

40% of AS

20% of A Level

Summer

AS 2: Organisms and Biodiversity

1 hour 30 minutes written examination, externally assessed

40% of AS

20% of A Level

Summer

AS 3: Assessment of Practical Skills in AS Biology

Internal practical assessment

20% of AS

10% of A Level

Summer only

A2 1: Physiology and Ecosystems

2 hour written examination, externally assessed

40% of A2

20% of A Level

Summer

A2 2: Biochemistry, Genetics and Evolutionary Trends

2 hour written examination, externally assessed

40% of A2

20% of A Level

Summer only

A2 3: Assessment of Investigational and Practical Skills in Biology

Internal practical assessment

20% of A2

10% of A Level

Summer only


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