Biology A Level OCR/A

Length of course: 5 full-day sessions
Boards: OCR/A H420 only

This course is board-specific for the OCR/A specification (H420).

This course is for A level students only.

This course is not suitable for AS level students studying Biology AS OCR/A (H020).


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

  • Cell structure
  • Biological molecules
  • Nucleotides and nucleic acids
  • Enzymes
  • Biological membranes
  • Cell division, cell diversity and cellular organisation
  • Exchange surfaces
  • Transport in animals
  • Transport in plants
  • Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system
  • Biodiversity
  • Classification and evolution
  • Communication and homeostasis
  • Excretion as an example of homeostatic control
  • Neuronal communication
  • Hormonal communication
  • Plant and animal responses
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Cellular control
  • Patterns of inheritance
  • Manipulating genomes
  • Cloning and biotechnology
  • Ecosystems
  • Populations and sustainability