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Resources for International AS and A-level Biology (9610)
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Specification

Familiarise yourself with the syllabus content and assessment structure of this qualification.

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Switching guide

Quickly see the differences between your old International AS/A-level Biology specifications and the OxfordAQA specification.

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International A-level Biology Fundamental Skills Booklet

Prepare for your year ahead by accessing the essential information you need to deliver the International A-level Biology specification. Learn more about each of the ‘fundamental skills’ of A-level Biology – the skills that students need to be able to demonstrate to be successful in that subject. They are related to, but separate from, knowledge of the subject content.

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Scheme of Work

Plan your course with the help of a suggested pathway through the syllabus so you can be sure you are covering the essential content.

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Textbooks

Textbooks are also available from Oxford University Press. If you would like a closer look at the Oxford University Press textbook that supports this qualification, click on the link below. This will allow you to create an account that will give you free access to a 30-day online evaluation copy, meaning you can explore the resource and make sure it is right for you and your students.

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Subject specific vocabulary

Ensure that everyone is using scientific language correctly with this list of word definitions used in our International A-level Science specifications and exam papers (based on ‘The Language of Measurement’ produced by the Association of Science Education).

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Practical Handbook

Get all the help you need to undertake practicals with your class. This guide harmonises the rules and guidance for A-level Biology and includes a full glossary of terms.

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Teaching guide – Science Exam Guide

This exam guide is intended for OxfordAQA Science teachers to explain OxfordAQA Science assessment practice. The guide explains how OxfordAQA Science question papers are constructed and why we have taken these decisions.

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Teacher guidance video

Preparing to teach International A-level Biology? Watch our ‘Teacher Guidance’ video to fully orient yourself with the specification and assessment requirements.

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Science training

To understand the specification and our assessment approach, you can register for all upcoming sessions and watch the webinar recordings.

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International AS/A-level Biology Topic Tests

Use our Topic Tests to check your students’ understanding of key areas of the International A-level Biology curriculum. These tests, created by senior examiners to ensure effective subject coverage, come with mark schemes and cover sheets.

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Mock Exam Analyser (MEA) – International AS/A-level Biology

NEW. Get a deeper understanding of students’ performance in their mocks and how they can improve, in time for their exams. Use with our summer 2019 papers. Available exclusively for OxfordAQA schools. Step-by-step instructions are included.

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Enhanced Results Analysis™ tool

Our free Enhanced Results Analysis™ tool (ERA™) gives you instant analysis of your students’ results. You’ll see how students performed in each unit and topic, and the marks they received for each question. This allows you to see which questions proved the most challenging, or how different classes performed, so you know what areas to focus on in following years. ERA™ is available after results are published.

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Exampro™

Exampro is an online database of AQA past questions mapped to the new international qualifications, enabling teachers to create their own resources and assessments.

Schools will be given an Exampro username and password when they are approved to teach our qualifications. If you have these you can log in now. If your school is approved to teach our qualifications and you do not know your username and password, contact us.

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Marked exemplars

Prepare your students in exam technique with the help of exemplar student answers and examiner commentaries that show how examiners interpret the mark scheme.

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Command words

Make sure your students understand what skills they are expected to demonstrate in each exam question.

pdf icon
Specification

Familiarise yourself with the syllabus content and assessment structure of this qualification.

pdf icon
Switching guide

Quickly see the differences between your old International AS/A-level Biology specifications and the OxfordAQA specification.

Locked icon
International A-level Biology Fundamental Skills Booklet

Prepare for your year ahead by accessing the essential information you need to deliver the International A-level Biology specification. Learn more about each of the ‘fundamental skills’ of A-level Biology – the skills that students need to be able to demonstrate to be successful in that subject. They are related to, but separate from, knowledge of the subject content.

pdf icon
Scheme of Work

Plan your course with the help of a suggested pathway through the syllabus so you can be sure you are covering the essential content.

textbook icon
Textbooks

Textbooks are also available from Oxford University Press. If you would like a closer look at the Oxford University Press textbook that supports this qualification, click on the link below. This will allow you to create an account that will give you free access to a 30-day online evaluation copy, meaning you can explore the resource and make sure it is right for you and your students.

pdf icon
Subject specific vocabulary

Ensure that everyone is using scientific language correctly with this list of word definitions used in our International A-level Science specifications and exam papers (based on ‘The Language of Measurement’ produced by the Association of Science Education).

pdf icon
Practical Handbook

Get all the help you need to undertake practicals with your class. This guide harmonises the rules and guidance for A-level Biology and includes a full glossary of terms.

Locked icon
Teaching guide – Science Exam Guide

This exam guide is intended for OxfordAQA Science teachers to explain OxfordAQA Science assessment practice. The guide explains how OxfordAQA Science question papers are constructed and why we have taken these decisions.

Locked icon
Teacher guidance video

Preparing to teach International A-level Biology? Watch our ‘Teacher Guidance’ video to fully orient yourself with the specification and assessment requirements.

video icon
Science training

To understand the specification and our assessment approach, you can register for all upcoming sessions and watch the webinar recordings.

Locked icon
International AS/A-level Biology Topic Tests

Use our Topic Tests to check your students’ understanding of key areas of the International A-level Biology curriculum. These tests, created by senior examiners to ensure effective subject coverage, come with mark schemes and cover sheets.

Locked icon
Mock Exam Analyser (MEA) – International AS/A-level Biology

NEW. Get a deeper understanding of students’ performance in their mocks and how they can improve, in time for their exams. Use with our summer 2019 papers. Available exclusively for OxfordAQA schools. Step-by-step instructions are included.

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Enhanced Results Analysis™ tool

Our free Enhanced Results Analysis™ tool (ERA™) gives you instant analysis of your students’ results. You’ll see how students performed in each unit and topic, and the marks they received for each question. This allows you to see which questions proved the most challenging, or how different classes performed, so you know what areas to focus on in following years. ERA™ is available after results are published.

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Exampro™

Exampro is an online database of AQA past questions mapped to the new international qualifications, enabling teachers to create their own resources and assessments.

Schools will be given an Exampro username and password when they are approved to teach our qualifications. If you have these you can log in now. If your school is approved to teach our qualifications and you do not know your username and password, contact us.

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Marked exemplars

Prepare your students in exam technique with the help of exemplar student answers and examiner commentaries that show how examiners interpret the mark scheme.

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Command words

Make sure your students understand what skills they are expected to demonstrate in each exam question.