Year 12 Transition: Biology

Well done!  If you’re reading this, you are considering studying A-Level Biology at Heart of England School.

If you are intending to study Biology A Level it will help you be prepared if you can complete some of the tasks described here prior to the start of the course in September.

Key Ideas Required for A Level Biology

Microscopes and cell structure

Biological molecules



Cell division

Videos to support you in these key areas are available from the following YouTube playlists:

There is also the Useful Information and Activities pack which you could work through.

General Biology Reading List:

  • Head Start to Biology: CGP
  • The selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
  • On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  • New Scientist magazine

General Biology Watch List:

  • Life on Earth
  • Blue Planet
  • The News – Covid-19