GCE08 Biology (8BI01)
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Unit Codes and Unit Titles
Lifestyle, Transport, Genes & Health
Development, Plants & the Environment
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Unit Codes and Unit Titles
These Mark Schemes cover the units offered in this examination for Advanced
Subsidiary Biology (8BI01) and Advanced Biology (9BI01. The units available in this examination series for the complete qualifications are listed in the table below.
Lifestyle, Transport, Genes and Health
Development, Plants and the Environment
Practical Biology and Research Skills
The Natural Environment and Species Survival
Energy, Exercise and Coordination
Practical Biology and Investigative Skills
The following tables show the units that must be taken in order to obtain an award for AS or Advanced GCE Biology, or for AS or Advanced GCE Biology (Human).