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WJEC Biology for AS: Student Book

Author(s): Dr Marianne Izen

awarding body: WJEC

level: AS

isbn: 978-1-908682-50-5

subject: Biology

Pages: 259pp



This current edition of WJEC Biology for AS Level Student Book has been replaced by a new 2nd Edition. Click here for more information

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Written by an experienced author, teacher and examiner in WJEC Biology A Level

Each topic includes detailed explanations and underpinning knowledge, all written in clear uncomplicated language

Exam practice and skills guidance is provided for the new assessment objectives

'Going further' and 'Study points' provide support and challenge for higher and lower ability students

New requirements for practical work are thoroughly supported throughout

Numerous questions, tests and tips help ensure you have a good grasp of the key content for each topic

A vibrant colour design and detailed colour diagrams and photos make the information accessible and appealing



Introduction to AS Biology

Specification Map 

Practical Biology

Unit 1 

CH1 Chemical elements and biological compounds

CH2 Cell structure and organisation 

CH3 Cell membranes and transport

CH4 Biological reactions are regulated by enzymes 

CH5 Nucleic acids and their function

CH6 Cell cycle and cell division

Exam practice questions

Unit 2

CH7 Classification and biodiversity

CH8 Adaptations for gas exchange

Ch9 Adaptations for transport in animals 

CH10 Adaptations for transport in plants

CH11 Adaptations for nutrition 

Exam practice questions

Answers to Knowledge check questions

Answers to Exam practice questions




About the author:

Dr Marianne Izen has over thirty years' experience as an A Level Biology teacher and examiner, and has provided science teacher training for schools across the UK.  Before teaching, in universities in both the UK and the USA, Marianne conducted research on plant cells and published papers on their behaviour in tissue culture.  She is a principal examiner for a major awarding body.