Multi-buy Structured Fast Track A levels:
Complete an online A level in a year and fast track your journey to success.
Our Structured Fast Track A level Biology course has been written and developed by experts, and specially designed to give you extra support in order to ace your A level within a year. Through access to group forums and live seminars covering each section of the course, you will be able to share ideas with your fellow students and ask questions of your tutor ‘in-class’.
Enrol before the September start date and hit the ground running with our specially designed GCSE to A level transition materials and an interactive quiz that finds (and plugs!) any learning gaps.
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Each Structured Fast Track A level features:
“I found distance learning with NEC to be an ideal way to study and gain the knowledge needed to make the transition into a new career path.” – Darius, Structured Fast Track student
Our Structured Fast Track A level Biology course has been specifically designed to follow a carefully considered 36-week study programme, providing you with the extra support you need to gain the all-important grades you require.
You and a small cohort of fellow students will attend regular live seminars with your course tutor and actively engage with the subject through tutor-led forums, interactive learning activities and quality course materials.
The course is fully online and can be studied anywhere, anytime, to fit in with your lifestyle. Included within the course is a mid-course review, past-paper marking and UCAS service to make sure you are fully prepared for the exams and the next stage of your learning journey.
NEC’s Structured Fast Track A level Biology course will follow the same topics as Pearson Edexcel’s biology A level but has a set schedule, allowing you to complete the course within one academic year rather than two.
Section 1: Lifestyle, health and risk
Section 2: Genes and health
Section 3: Voice of the genome
Section 4: Biodiversity and natural resources
Section 5: On the wild side
Section 6: Infection, immunity and forensics
Section 7: Run for your life
Section 8: Grey matter
The exams are written, with no practical element, but throughout the exam you will be expected to use your understanding of practical theory – gained through the 18 core practicals within your course – to answer questions.
Non-exam assessment (NEA):
There is an optional practical endorsement available for the A level Biology qualification. This NEA is an additional assessment providing an opportunity to demonstrate practical skills as well as knowledge. The endorsement is reported as a separate grade and does not contribute to the result of the A level qualification.
However, some universities require the completion of practical endorsements for STEM undergraduate courses, such as medicine. In these cases, we’ve got you covered. NEC can organise Practical Endorsements at one of our partnership centres. If you’re unsure, we recommend double-checking with your desired university.
Need help booking exams?
With our exam booking service, you are guaranteed an exam place at one of our partnership centres. When the time comes, simply fill out an application form and we’ll do the rest. Find out more.
We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies. In our experience, learning online works best when the parents are involved, so when you enrol your child with NEC, you’ll have a unique set of services to help you to support your child.
Read more about how we work with young students who are studying at home or through a school.
Would you like to talk to our Course Advice Team about the best route for you? Visit our Contact Us page, fill in the form and a member of the team will get back to you!
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £1495.00
Amount of credit: £1345.50
Monthly payment: £112.13
Duration of agreement: 12 months
Total repayable: £1495.00
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.
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Although there are no academic requirements for this course, we recommend that you have GCSE (or equivalent) in the relevant subject.
Course materials are written in English so a good level of written English is required.
As part of NEC’s mission to widen participation our team is happy to discuss payment options unavailable online. Please contact our team on 0800 389 2839 or email firstname.lastname@example.org