Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Levels Biology (2018)

Here, you’ll find everything you need to study for, or to teach, the Edexcel International Advanced Level in Biology, including key documents.

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We have listened to feedback from all parts of the international school education community, including a large number of teachers and a number of universities both internationally and in the UK.

Our International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level Biology has been developed to be engaging for international learners and to give them the necessary skills to support progression to higher education or further study in biology, as well as to a wide range of other subjects.

Key qualification features include:

  • Modular examination, offered at different times of year to suit your delivery model
  • Practical skills assessed through a dedicated examination unit both at AS (Unit 3) and at A Level (Unit 6)
  • Comparable content with the UK GCE AS and A Level – giving confidence to students, teachers and universities on comparability of the specifications
  • A range of question types in exams – testing breadth of knowledge, as well as allowing depth of understanding to be examined.


International A Level Biology Specification
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Qualification type:
International A Level
Level 3
Specification codes:
International only
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Why choose this specification?

Our International Advanced Level in Biology replaces the international version of the Edexcel GCE A level in the subject.

Covering biological laws, theories, models and their practical applications, the Edexcel International Advanced Level in Biology is designed to be studied over two years, with the option of a one-year AS level course.

The specification is available for teaching in international centres only and is assessed through a written exam instead of coursework. 

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You'll cover biological laws, theories, models and their practical applications as you study our Edexcel International AS/Advanced Level in Biology.

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