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Welcome to A level Biology. Here are some resources to get you started and some tasks for you to complete for your first Biology lesson in Year 12. You will be studying AQA Biology – specification reference 7402. We will be starting with Units 1 and 2.

The website for Biology is

It’s really useful to have a copy of the specification in your folder if you are able to print one off.


Miss Chadwick

  1. Introduction & task 1
    PPTX File
  2. Task 2 Maths Skills
    DOC File
  3. Biology Task 3
    PDF File

Biological Science Review

This magazine is written to support students studying Biology A Level. It is full of interesting articles and we encourage you to read it by incorporating specific articles into our student workbooks. It is also available in the library. Here is a link to some additional articles.


CGP - A Headstart to A Level Biology

This book explores some of the topics covered at GCSE and A level


CGP  - A level Revision Guide

This is equivalent to the revision guide you used at GCSE. Please do not feel that you need to go out and buy this – we will be offering an opportunity for you to buy it through school using preferential rates.


Reading List

Some books to read

 Bill Bryson: A Short History of Nearly Everything

James Watson: DNA: The Secret of Life

 Richard Dawkins: The Selfish Gene

 Charles Darwin: The origin of species

Please also see the attachment in the Related Document section below for the Biology KS5 reading list.

BBC - Science and Environment Section

TED Talks cover some fascinating topics

New Scientist – a weekly Science magazine

Biology Mad is a handy revision site

Amoeba Sisters Videos – easy to follow videos on A level Biology topics


ALL students need to complete the three tasks in the related documents section below