Biology - AS

course full
L3 Level 3
Part Time
2 September 2019 — 22 May 2020
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

The Biology AS Level programme is a one-year course of study, which follows the WJEC specification and contains two written units: 

  • Unit 1: Basic Biochemistry and Cell Organisation
  • Unit 2: Biodiversity and Physiology of Body Systems

What you will study

Unit 1: Basic Biochemistry and Cell Organisation

  • Biological compounds
  • Cell structure
  • Cell membranes and transport
  • Enzymes
  • DNA and inheritance

June external exam - 1hr 30m written paper 

Unit 2: Biodiversity and Physiology of Body Systems

  • Evolution
  • Gas Exchange
  • Transport Mechanisms
  • Nutrition

June external exam - 1hr 30m written paper

Course fee per year

Exam Fee: £60.00

Course Fee: £460.00

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade A* - C to include English and Maths; minimum grades BB in GCSE Double Science (or Grade C in GCSE Biology Higher) . Mature learners without these qualifications may be accepted after an interview with the subject tutor.

Course times

17:45 - 20:45 Thursday

Teaching and assessment

  • Two written exams

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

2 September 2019

End date

22 May 2020

Time of day

Night Time

Part Time

3 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



WJEC Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Biology


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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE