A-level biology

A-Level Biology complete content and assessment objectives

Foundations in biology

Cell structure
Biological molecules
Nucleotides and nucleic acids
Biological membranes
Cell division, cell diversity and cellular organisation

Exchange and transport

Exchange surfaces
Transport in animals
Transport in plants

Biodiversity, evolution and disease

Communicablediseases, disease prevention and the immune system
Classification and evolution

Communication, homeostasis and energy

Communication and homeostasis
Excretion as anexample of homeostatic control
Neuronal communication
Hormonal communication
Plant and animal responses

Energy for biological processes


Genetics, evolution andecosystems

Patterns of inheritance
Manipulating genomes

Cloningand biotechnology

Populations and sustainability

Assessment details

Assessment Objectives
  • AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures.
  • AO2 Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures: • in a theoretical context • in a practical context • whenhandling qualitative data • whenhandling quantitative data.
  • AO3 Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information, ideas and evidence, including in relation to issues, to: • make judgements and reach conclusions • develop and refine practical design and procedures.