Why Choose AS Level Biology?
Biology is relevant to your own life and health, to global food supplies and disease. Biology is one of the most dynamic subjects, from stem cell research to the future of augmented memory. A qualification in biology equips you with skills: literacy, numeracy, social awareness, and an ability to make connections between natural, social, economic, political and technological fields. Cambridge International AS and A Level Biology is accepted by universities and employers as proof of knowledge and understanding of Biology.
How are candidates assessed?
Candidates for Advanced Subsidiary (AS) certification take Papers 1, 2 and 3 (either Advanced Practical Skills 1 or Advanced Practical Skills 2) in a single exam series. Candidates who already have AS certification and wish to achieve the full Advanced Level qualification may carry their AS marks forward and take just Papers 4 and 5 in the exam series in which they require certification. Candidates taking the complete Advanced Level qualification take all five papers in a single exam series.
This paper will consist of 40 multiple choice questions based on the AS syllabus. All questions will be of the direct choice type with four options. Candidates will answer all questions.
This paper will consist of a variable number of structured questions of variable mark value. All the questions will be based on the AS syllabus. Candidates will answer all the questions on the question paper.
Paper 3 – Advanced Practical Skills 1/2
In some examination series, two versions of the Advanced Practical Skills paper will be available, identified as Advanced Practical Skills 1 and Advanced Practical Skills 2. In other series only Advanced Practical Skills 1 will be available.