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A Level Biology

A Level Biology

Easter Revision Course Dates 2024

  • Week 1: Monday 25 March – Friday 29 March
  • Week 2: Monday 1 April – Friday 5 April
  • Week 3: Monday 8 April – Friday 12 April


Suitable for all boards.

Length of Course

Five full days, 40 hours total.


9.00am to 12.30pm or 1.00pm to 4.30pm daily.

The course covers the following topics that are common to all specifications, but students should check carefully that sessions are relevant to their own particular studies:

Topic 1 – Biological Molecules and Cells:
Carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and enzymes. Cell structure, transport across membranes and microscopy.

Topic 2 – Nucleic Acids, Protein Synthesis and Cell Division:
Structure of DNA and RNA and DNA replication. Protein synthesis and The genetic code. The Cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis.

Topic 3 – Exchange Surfaces and Transport Systems in Plants and Animals:
Gas exchange in mammals and fish. Haemoglobin and the circulatory system. Transport in the xylem and the phloem.

Topic 4 – Health and Disease:
Pathogens and the immune response. Vaccination and monoclonal antibodies.

Topic 5 – Biodiversity and Evolution:
Biodiversity and species diversity. Classification and taxonomy. Natural selection.

Topic 6 – Genetics and Gene Technology:
Inheritance. Genetic engineering and genetic fingerprinting. The control of gene expression.

Topic 7 – Photosynthesis and Respiration:
Light dependent and independent stages of photosynthesis. Aerobic and anaerobic respiration.

Topic 8 – Homeostasis:
Negative feedback and the control of blood glucose. Kidneys and the control of blood water potential. The control of heart rate.

Topic 9 – Nervous Control:
Structure of motor neurones and the action potential. Structure and function of synapses and reflex arcs. Muscle contraction.

Topic 10 – Environment, Ecology and Speciation:
Natural selection and speciation. Nutrient Cycles and energy flow in ecosystems. Ecosystems, succession and ecological techniques.

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