Biology AS Level May Half-term Revision Course – Online

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Course Description

Our AS Level Biology Recap courses are designed to prepare Year 12 students for their end-of-year assessments. To help them get the very best out of the course, we offer different classes tailored to different exam boards, led by our team of experienced, professional tutors.

During the course, students will revisit the main topics taught within AS Level Biology, predominantly focusing on exam technique. They’ll use past paper questions to learn how to formulate mark-maximising answers while learning how to avoid common pitfalls along the way. Topic by topic, students will identify and shore up any gaps in their understanding while strengthening their overall knowledge of the course content.

In addition to giving students the confidence to succeed in their exams, this course provides an excellent round-up of Year 12 ahead of the new academic year.

Suitable for:

  • Year 12 students
  • Students preparing for summer assessments or looking to review content before year 13
  • Students struggling with content (we suggest booking our summer courses instead as content is covered in more depth and over more days)
  • Students working at a grade D or below

If you need help deciding if you will benefit from this course you can contact us. Alternatively, you may prefer to book 1-2-1 tuition instead.

Structure of the Day

Time 9:30am - 4:30pm

Classes are from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Registration starts from 9.15am.
There will be a 1 hour lunch break and a couple of 10 minute breaks in the morning and afternoon.

Day 1

Session 1
1.1 Monomers and Polymers
1.2 Carbohydrates
1.3 Lipids
1.5.1 Structure of DNA and RNA
1.5.2 DNA replication
1.6 ATP
Session 2
1.4.1 General properties of proteins
1.4.2 Many Proteins are Enzymes
1.7 Water
1.8 Inorganic Ions
12.30-13.30
LUNCH
Session 3
2.1.1 Structure of Eukaryotic cells
2.1.2 Structure of Prokaryotic Cells and of Viruses
2.1.3 Methods of Studying Cells
2.2 All Cells Arise from Other Cells
Session 4
2.3 Transport Across Cell Membranes
2.4 Cell Recognition and the Immune System
Session 5
Questions and discussion

Day 2

Session 1
4.1 DNA, Genes and Chromosomes
4.2 DNA and Protein Synthesis
Session 2
4.3 Genetic Diversity can Arise as a Result of Mutation or During Meiosis
4.4 Genetic Diversity and Adaptation
4.5 Species and Taxonomy
4.6 Biodiversity within a Community
4.7 Investigating Diversity
12.30-13.30
LUNCH
Session 3
3 Organisms Exchange Substances with their Environment 3.1 Surface area to volume ratio
3.2 Gas Exchange
3.4.1 Mass Transport in Animals
Session 4
3.3 Digestion and Absorption
3.4.2 Mass Transport in Plants
Session 5
Questions and discussion

Day 1

Session 1
2.1.1 Cell Structure
2.1.4 Enzymes
Session 2
2.1.2 Biological Molecules
2.1.3 Nucleic acids
12.30-13.30
LUNCH
Session 3
2.1.5 Biological Membranes
Session 4
2.1.6 Cell division & Specialisation
Session 5
4.2.2 Classification and evolution
4.2.1 Biodiversity

Day 2

Session 1
3.1.1 Exchange Surfaces and Breathing
Session 2
3.1.2 Transport in Animals
12.30-13.30
LUNCH
Session 3
3.1.3 Transport in Plants
Session 4
4.1.1 Communicable Diseases and the Immune System
Session 5
Questions and discussion

Our Tutors

Hand-picked for their exceptional academic credentials and experience working in some of the UK’s best-rated schools, the teachers and tutors we work with are some of the most gifted in the country. While each one is as unique as our students, their innovative teaching styles, engaging personalities and extensive subject knowledge ensures every course is productive, inspiring and rewarding.

Teresa B.

Teresa B.

Teresa, also known as Tre, holds a BSc in Biomolecular Science, an MSc in Biomedical Basis of Disease, and a PGCE in Secondary Science. She’s taught biology in various settings since 2007, including online classes and a top ten-rated sixth-form college in the Midlands.

As well as teaching biology and biology-adjacent subjects, Teresa mentors other teachers in IT and works as an A Level Biology examiner for two different exam boards. The latter has given her a thorough insight into today’s papers, allowing her to build teaching strategies that provide students with the knowledge, application skills and confidence to ace their exams.

If you would like 1-2-1 tuition with Tre you can find her profile on our tuition platform.

Owen B.

Owen B.

Owen achieved his BSc in Zoology from Newcastle University and today teaches AQA A Level Biology at a sixth-form college in West Yorkshire. He began teaching the AQA specification in 2016, which has given him a thorough knowledge of the course content and exam papers. As such, many of his students have achieved fantastic results in their exams.

Owen focuses heavily on fundamental biological principles, helping students develop a thorough understanding that enables them to apply that knowledge to unfamiliar concepts. Whether he’s teaching in a classroom or tutoring privately, his engaging and motivational teaching style ensures students feel involved and supported at every stage.

Jane N.

Jane N.

Jane works as an A Level Biology teacher in West London and holds a first class degree in Pharmacology. Before making the move into education, she worked in the technology industry.

Jane takes a straightforward, confidence-building approach to teaching, ensuring biology content is easily understood and synoptic knowledge can thrive – along with the skills to apply it to challenging concepts. In addition to this, her experience as an examiner helps give her students the edge when it comes to polishing their exam technique and achieving high grades.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do your online AS Level Biology revision courses work?

Our online revision courses take place within Google Classroom, keeping everything organised in one convenient hub. From here, you’ll be able to access our bespoke course resources and join the live lessons which take place on Google Meet.

Students can interact with the teacher using their microphone or the chat feature.

All sessions are recorded. The lesson recordings are uploaded after each day, allowing you to watch them back for a recap whenever you like.

When will I receive the Google Classroom link for my online revision course?

You should receive your Google Classroom link via email the day before your course starts. Sometimes these emails go to the junk folder so check there before contacting us if you haven’t received it.

When will I receive my revision course handouts?

You will receive physical copies of the handouts 3-5 days before the start of your online course, as long as you book with us before the printing deadline. You can find the printing deadline in the course summary box on each booking page.

Please note: we can only send printed handouts to students in the UK. 

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