Biology - A2

L3 Level 3
Part Time
7 September 2020 — 18 June 2021
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

The Biology A2 course follows on from AS Biology and covers the following subjects:

  • Energy
  • Homeostasis and the Environment
  • Variation
  • Inheritance and Options
  • Practical exam  

Completing this second one-year programme will give you a full A level in Biology.

What you will study

Unit 3: Energy, Homeostasis and the Environment

June external exam - 2hr written paper (25% of total A-level)

  • ATP and photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Microbiology
  • Populations and Ecosystems
  • Human Impact
  • Homeostasis and the Kidney
  • Nervous system

Unit 4: Variation, Inheritance and Options

June external exam - 2hr written paper (25% of total A-level)

  • Sexual reproduction in humans and plants
  • Inheritance
  • Variation and Evolution
  • Application of Reproduction and Genetics
  • Option A: Immunology and Disease

Unit 5: Practical exam

External assessment of practical skills during the course (10% of total A-level)

Course fee per year

Exam Fee: £60.00

Course Fee: £460.00

Entry requirements

Successful completion of AS Biology programme.

Course times

17:45 - 20:45 Monday

Teaching and assessment

  • Two written exams and practical assessment

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

7 September 2020

End date

18 June 2021

Time of day

Night Time

Part Time

3 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code



WJEC Level 3 Advanced GCE in Biology
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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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