Edexcel AS and A level Biology B (2015)

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Our content is arranged into distinct topics and linked to clear descriptive statements, so you and your students know the depth of understanding that’s expected. Topics cover fundamental areas of biology, such as cells, biological molecules, transport and classification. Topics covered in our AS and A level Biology B specifications alongside the core subject criteria include microbiology; there’s also a focus on physiology, such as osmoregulation and the kidney.

Our choices of core practicals are based on what you’ve told us work well in classroom and fieldwork situations and are the experiments you and your students enjoy. We’ve created tools and resources to help you and your students with each aspect of practical work – from planning the experiments and selecting apparatus to honing investigative skills.

Our exam questions include clear command words to ensure students understand the knowledge and skills they’re being asked to demonstrate. There are a range of question styles to test students’ breadth of knowledge and depth of understanding, and reward the different strengths students have. Our question papers are ramped, with the level of challenge increasing throughout the exam.

Whether you’re just getting started with teaching our qualifications, looking for ways to help your students’ master fundamental mathematical and practical skills, or you just need an answer to a query, our science team are here to help with a wide range of free support.

Specifications

Specifications

A level Biology B 2015 specification
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Qualification type:
A level
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Subject:
Biology B
Specification codes:
9BI0
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2015
First assessment:
2017

AS level Biology B 2015 specification
Download PDF | 1.3 MB
Qualification type:
AS
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Subject:
Biology B
Specification codes:
8BI0
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2015
First assessment:
2016

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