Biology AS OCR/A New Specification 

Length of course: 5 half-day sessions
Boards: OCR/A H020 only

This course is board-specific for the NEW OCR/A specification (H020).

This course is for AS students only.

This course is not suitable for students re-sitting units from the outgoing Biology AS OCR (H021)
specification.

There will be exam practice throughout the course and suggestions for effective ways to tackle
examination questions.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Cell structure
  • Biological molecules
  • Nucleotides and nucleic acids
  • Enzymes
  • Biological molecules
  • Cell division, cell diversity & cellular organisation
  • Exchange surfaces
  • Transport in animals
  • Transport in plants
  • Communicable diseases and disease prevention
  • The immune system
  • Biodiversity
  • Classification
  • Evolution

Where appropriate, help will also be provided for practical skills assessed in a written examination.