A' Level Biology (A2) Course

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A' Level Biology

Edexcel (A2) Course 

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain an A Level Biology (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 aw…

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A' Level Biology

Edexcel (A2) Course 

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain an A Level Biology (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.

A Level in Biology (A2) 9BI01

This course is based on two approaches and builds on the knowledge gained from both AS and GCSE level:

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.

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

Your project will be marked externally and moderated by Edexcel

COURSE RESOURCES

Your tutor will give you various resource sites to visit and there is extra material on the student common room (ODL). 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:

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.

The whole course is assessment objectives based and combines a number of 'learning outcome' expectations. The assessment objective weightings for the A2 award are as follows:

AO1 Knowledge and understanding of science and of How Science Works - 26-30%

AO2 Application of knowledge and understanding of AO3 science and of How Science Works - 42-48%

AO3 How Science Works - 26%

HOME STUDY SUPPORT

Your tutor will support you with your project formulation and give you guidance with appropriate topics and ideas.

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 on 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

Further information can be obtained through Edexcel. The final assessment criteria and structure is the same regardless of which approach you choose.

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 COURSE 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 (A2) home study course is £268.75 (inc VAT), though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £215 (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 £53.75 and then 4 equal payments of £53.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

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

FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION

Please note that included in your course fee is your registration to the online student community, and a licence to print your study materials. Please be aware that the licence is for one print only, so please ensure that you have enough paper and ink to print the full course materials if required.

You will require having one of the following packages to access your online course:

Windows:

Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

Macintosh:

Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 5 working days. You will also receive your personal student number via email.

Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.

POSTAGE & PACKING

Get FREE UK delivery when purchasing distance learning courses online. We will deliver your course materials direct to your door upon enrolment so you can get started straight away and plan your studies around your other commitments.

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