A Level Biology AQA Past Papers

Are you looking for AQA A Level Biology past papers? Or even AQA Biology specimen papers for the new specification from 2015? Well search below and you should find all the Biology past papers you need to help you prepare and remember if you need more practice you can always visit our A Level Biology revision page.

AS and A-level Biology

November 2020

June 2019

June 2018

June 2017

June 2016

Specimen Papers

Old Specification

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AQA Biology Spec at a glance

The AQA A level Biology specification is a challenging course with a wide range of content, data analysis and mathematical skills now a core part of the course. The following outlines the topics and exam structure.

  1. Biological molecules
  2. Cells
  3. Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  4. Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  5. Energy transfers in and between organisms (A-level only)
  6. Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments (A-level only)
  7. Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems (A-level only)
  8. The control of gene expression (A-level only)

AS Level Biology Exam Structure

Paper 1

  • Any content from topics 1–4, including relevant practical skills
  • written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 75 marks
  • 50% of AS
  • Questions are split up into 65 marks: short answer questions and 10 marks: comprehension question

Paper 2

  • Any content from topics 1–4, including relevant practical skills
  • written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 75 marks
  • 50% of AS
  • Questions are split up into 65 marks: short answer questions and 10 marks: comprehension question

A Level Biology Exam Structure

Paper 1

  • Any content from topics 1–4, including relevant practical skills
  • written exam: 2 hours
  • 91 marks
  • 35% of A-level
  • Questions are made up of two sections, 76 marks: a mixture of short and long answer questions and 15 marks: extended response questions.

Paper 2

  • Any content from topics 5–8, including relevant practical skills
  • written exam: 2 hours
  • 91 marks
  • 35% of A-level
  • Questions are made up of
  • 76 marks: a mixture of short and long answer questions
  • 15 marks: comprehension question

Paper 3

  • Any content from topics 1–8, including relevant practical skills
  • written exam: 2 hours
  • 78 marks
  • 30% of A-level
  • Questions are comprised of 38 marks: structured questions, including practical techniques,15 marks: critical analysis of given experimental data, 25 marks: one essay from a choice of two titles.