AS/A Level Biology

Adaptations 2022

Find out more about Ofqual/DfE’s decisions about adaptations in summer 2022 here. In line with those decisions we will be providing advance information about the focus of the content of the summer 2022 exam(s) in this subject. DfE has confirmed that advance information will be provided by 7 February 2022 at the latest. DfE has also decided to retain the flexibility for advance information to be deployed at other points ahead of 7 February 2022 if circumstances require. At least a week's notice will be given if DfE decides that advance information will be released earlier than 7 February 2022.

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A Level Biology Specification
AS Level Biology Specification
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Eduqas A level Biology provides a wide breadth of knowledge across a varied range of
topics. These include the internal workings of organisms in physiology and the
interdependence of living things in ecology, to social issues including human influence on the environment and the ethical considerations of genetics.

In this AS and A Level Biology course, learners are encouraged not only to develop an
understanding, but also an appreciation and sense of wonder at the living world. Promoting an investigative approach, Eduqas A Level Biology gives learners ample opportunities to hone practical, mathematical and problem‐ solving skills.

We provide a range of digital resources for both learners and educators, including A Level Biology revision tools and free teaching resources. You can find both A Level Biology past papers and AS Level Biology past papers at the top of this page.

AS and A Level Biology 2020‐2021

For more information about the Eduqas Biology A Level, including the AS and A Level Biology specification, grading and assessment information, view the menu at the top of the page.

This specification builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding set out in the
GCSE biology course.

Why choose Eduqas?

  • Access to our digital resources website which hosts a wealth of free material

  • Three themed components so students can focus their revision for each assessment.

  • A choice of three options in component 3 to appeal to the interests of different students: Immunology, Human musculoskeletal anatomy, Neuroscience and behaviour.
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Access a collection of interactive units that bring together a number of elements including general data, exam questions, their marking schemes and examiner comments, which will lead you through a review of exam questions.


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Training and Guidance for Summer 2021


WJEC Eduqas has produced Professional Learning training and guidance packs to support the application of marking schemes and grading.  These view on-demand materials offer expert instruction from senior Eduqas examiners and include marking exemplar and grading exemplar. These materials aim to:

  • develop your understanding in applying the marking schemes
  • improve your confidence in awarding marks accurately
  • exemplify the characteristics of learner responses at differing levels of achievement
  • provide guidance on how to grade learner evidence.

These materials are suitable for all teachers who need guidance in marking and grading this qualification, and Heads of Department who wish to internally moderate their team's marking.

These materials are now available for you to access as many times as you wish from our secure website here.



Upcoming Professional Learning Events


There are no live events currently scheduled for this qualification. 


Our annual programme is published and open for bookings during the summer term. Sign up for the latest updates here.


Materials from previous courses can be found on the Secure website and/or under the Materials tab.

Please visit our secure website to view training materials for this subject.

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