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WJEC Biology for A2: Student Book

Author(s): Dr Marianne Izen

awarding body: WJEC

level: A2

isbn: 978-1-908682-51-2

subject: Biology

Pages: 345pp



This current edition of WJEC Biology for A2 Student Book is being replaced by a new 2nd Edition in Spring 2021. Click here for more information.


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Endorsed by WJEC, offering high quality support you can trust.

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

Changes to content within topics and levels of required knowledge for the new spec are clearly defined

Thorough support for the assessment objectives is provided with clear explanations of the new assessment weightings

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

Exam support sections introduce students to exam-style practice questions, new assessment objectives and mark schemes and guide students on the skills they need for assessment

Practical requirements for the exam are highlighted on a topic by topic basis, as well as extra support in a dedicated practical section within the book



Practical work
Specification map
Unit 3
CH1  Importance of ATP
CH2  Photosynthesis
CH3  Respiration
CH4  Microbiology
CH5  Population size and ecosystems
CH6  Human impact on the environment
CH7  Homeostasis and the kidney
CH8  Nervous system
Exam practice questions for Unit 3
Unit 4
CH9  Sexual reproduction in humans
CH10 Sexual reproduction in plants
CH11  Inheritance
CH12  Variation and evolution
CH13  Application of reproduction and genetics
CH14  Option A: Immunology and disease
CH15  Option B: Human musculoskeletal anatomy
CH16  Option C: Neurology and behaviour
Exam practice questions for Unit 4
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 paper on their behaviour in tissue culture.  She is a principal examiner for a major awarding body.