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A Level Biology (Full AS + A2)

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Length: 300 hours
Location: Distance

A Level Biology (Full AS + A2)

eDistance Learning

A Level Biology (Full AS +A2)

A' Level Biology (Full AS + A2) Course

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain an A Level Biology (Full AS + A2) Course. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning A Level Biology is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for the A Level Biology exam through home study. What's more, because the distance learning A Level Biology course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

With the distance learning A Level Biology course, a personal tutor is available to help you through the course. Additionally, our student advisors are only a phone call away.

The Biology AS & A2 Course
This course is based on two approaches:

1. The concept-led approach which includes study of the laws, theories and models of biology, exploring the practical application of these in both knowledge and with reference to everyday life.

2. The context-led approach considers applications of biological knowledge and looks at the underpinning concepts.

This particular course will offer both these approaches in combination, so students will benefit from a 'mixed' approach; this is more appropriate for distance learning students as there is a need for flexibility. The assessment criteria and structure is the same for both approaches. After each topic there will be a tutor marked assignment, this can be emailed to your tutor as an attachment in Word, Works or RTF format. You will be sent a welcome letter by your tutor, as soon as you make contact, which will outline assignment submission in more detail.

There is a project element to the AS + A2 award which expects distance learning students to reflect on practical biological knowledge as well as theoretical. This project will be based upon a field visit but does not require students to have laboratory access.

Your project will be marked and moderated by an independent coursework marker at the centre where you sit your examinations. There may be a fee for the marking. All distance learning students should download the Private Candidates Handbook from Edexcel's website which gives you guidance on finding an examination centre and registering. Likewise, International students need to download the specific handbook for them, which will give alternative examination arrangements etc.

HOME STUDY SUPPORT 

You will be provided with comprehensive online materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact a Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

Your tutor will give you various resource sites to visit and there is extra material in the Student Support Portal. In addition there are several supporting texts books for this course but again this depends on which approach you are following and which book best suits your individual needs:

COURSE RESOURCES 

Biology for AS by C.J. Cleg; ISBN 978-0-340-96623-5
This book is for the context-led approach and comes with a CD-ROM for which there is a single user licence and this gives you extensive animated diagrams, material and an electronic glossary.

Edexcel AS Biology (Student's Book) ISBN 978-1-4058-9632-0
This is for the concept-based approach and again has an accompanying CD-ROM which allows you to access additional material.

Biology for A2 by C.J.Cleg
This book is for the context-led approach and comes with a CD-ROM for which there is a single user licence and this gives you extensive animated diagrams, material and an electronic glossary.

Edexcel A2 Biology (Student's Book)
This is for the concept-based approach and again has an accompanying CD-ROM which allows you to access additional material.

COURSE ASSESSMENT 

Each unit is assessed by means of a written examination paper and will typically cover:

Objective questions
Structured questions
Short answer questions
How Science Works
Practical-related questions

What's Included
Learning documentation, Online Resources and Tutor support for 2 years

HOME STUDY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Basic English reading and writing skills, the good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course.  This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Biology and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

COURSE FEES

The enrolment fee for the A' Level Biology (AS +A2) home study course is £393.75 (inc VAT), though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £315 (inc VAT) which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £78.75 and then 4 equal payments of £78.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

QUALIFICATION

AS/A2 - A level in Biology. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.

Specification: Edexcel (AS) 8BI01 and Edexcel (A2) 9BI01

Suitability - Who should attend?

This A Level Biology Edexcel (Full AS +A2) course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn more about Counselling and those people who would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course.

This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

Basic English reading and writing skills, the good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course.  This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Biology and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

AS/A2 - A level in Biology

Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.PLEASE NOTE: All exams will be held during the May - June exam period.

Specification: Edexcel (AS) 8BI01 and Edexcel (A2) 9BI01

Expenses

The enrolment fee for the A Level Biology (Full AS + A2) course is £393,75(incl. VAT), though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £315,0(incl. VAT) which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

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John S   |   21/09/2016   |   eDistance Learning
The course materials are excellent and you really cover all the information to sit the exam. The tutor has been brilliant and I felt really supported.
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Jane   |   21/09/2016   |   eDistance Learning
First class materials on this course and fantastic support from my wonderful tutor. Why would anyone go to night school or college when this way is so productive and successfull! Thank you to all the staff and my tutor.
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