Cambridge International AS and A Level Biology expands on the abilities gained at Cambridge IGCSE (or identical) level. The schedule incorporates the principle hypothetical ideas which are central to the subject, an area on some present uses of science, and a solid accentuation on cutting edge commonsense abilities. Down to earth aptitudes are evaluated in a timetabled functional examination. By the help of our experineced A-Level and AS-Level teachers, you save time with the courses prepared to increase your grades in short time. You will also get high scores in the final exam thanks to the A-Level Biology prep course with our professional trainers.
The accentuation all through is on the comprehension of ideas and the use of science thoughts in novel settings and in addition on the securing of information. The course empowers inventive reasoning and critical thinking aptitudes which are transferable to any future vocation way. Cambridge International AS and A Level Biology is perfect for students who need to consider science or a wide assortment of related subjects at college or to pursue a vocation in science. It would be ideal if you take note of that the Scheme of Assessment has changed since 2005.
Test Prep’s A Level Biology Courses
You will be entered for three examination papers, two theory papers and one practical paper.
You will take Paper 1 Multiple Choice (theory), Paper 2 (theory) and Paper 3 (Advanced Practical Skills).
You will be entered for two further examination papers, Paper 4 A Level Structured Questions (theory) and
Paper 5 Planning, Analysis and Evaluation.
Twenty-three percent of the marks for Cambridge International AS Biology are for practical work. In Paper 3, you will have to handle familiar and unfamiliar biological material and will be expected to show evidence of the following skills:
- manipulation, measurement and observations
- presentation of data and observations
- analysis, conclusions and evaluation.
When unfamiliar materials or techniques are involved, you will be given full instructions. One question will require the use of a light microscope. No dissection will be set in Paper 3. If you continue to a full A Level, after AS, the mark you obtained in Paper 3 will contribute twelve percent of your overall mark and Paper 5 will contribute a further twelve percent.
In Paper 5, there will be questions in which you will be expected to design an investigation and write out a plan that you will not carry out, as well as analysing and evaluating experimental data. To do this confidently you need plenty of experience of practical work in the laboratory. Questions involving an understanding of the use of the t-test and the chi-squared test may be set. You will be provided with the formula for these tests.
A Level Biology Topics
- Biological molecules
- Organisms exchange substances with their environment
- Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
- Energy transfers in and between organisms (A-level only)
- Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments (A-level only)
- Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems (A-level only)
- The control of gene expression (A-level only)
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