AQA GCSE Biology

Welcome to a page dedicated to AQA GCSE Biology resources. This space will provide you with a collection of revision notes, past papers, topic questions, as well as mark schemes and model answers. Everything you need to successful revision for your GCSE AQA Biology exam. The revision notes are designed in accordance with the AQA GCSE Biology syllabus. Each topic is explained, ensuring you can tackle even the most complex biological topics. One of the ways to effective revision is by practising past papers and topic questions. It allows students to familiarise themselves with the exam format and the question structures, so they can gain the ability to strategise and manage time when it comes to their AQA GCSE Biology exam.

Revision Notes

  • Concise & detailed revision notes for every topic
  • Downloadable PDFs
  • Designed for the AQA GCSE Biology syllabus
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Topic Questions

  • Past paper and exam-style questions, organised by topic
  • Course-specific and 100% exam-aligned
  • Student friendly model answers written by experienced teachers & examiners
  • Progress tracking across 25+ topics & 1435+ questions, sorted by difficulty

Past Papers

  • Past papers
  • Mark schemes

Common Questions

There are seven topics in AQA GCSE Biology. Topics 1 -4 are assessed in Paper 1 and Topics 5-7 are assessed in Paper 2. 1. Cell biology 2. Organisation 3. Infection and response 4. Bioenergetics 5. Homeostasis and response 6. Inheritance, variation and evolution 7. Ecology

Grades are set as 9-1. Grade Boundaries change yearly and are published by the exam board after each of the Summer terminal exams so it is impossible to say what the grade boundaries are.

There are two papers Paper 1 and Paper 2, both 1hr 45min papers at either Foundation Tier or Higher Tier.

Revision requires patience and commitment and a clear structure. Revision is different for everyone but one key idea is to actively work with your revision content rather than just reading over class notes or a textbook. For example, re-writing out your notes as a mind map, or turing your notes into labelled diagrams. Watching videos and making notes, or actively answering questions on your topics are great revision tools also.

AQA GCSE Biology is accessible to all learners and has assessments at both Foundation and Higher levels. The question papers are comprised of a mixture of multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.