Best AS & A Level Biology Books to Study (From 2022 Exam)

Here are some of the best A Level Biology Books that we can study which are useful for examination from 2022.

A Level Biology Books for 2022 Exam

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A Level Biology Books from Cambridge University Press

1. Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology- Coursebook

ISBN: 9781108859028
Format: Print/online bundle
Subject(s): Biology
Qualification: Cambridge AS and A Level
Author(s): Mary Jones, Richard Fosbery, Dennis Taylor, Jennifer Gregory
Available from: April 2020

For the first examination from 2022, these resources meet the real needs of the biology classroom.

Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology Coursebook

Book Description

Extensive research through lesson observations, teacher interviews and work with our online research community (the Cambridge Panel) means that this coursebook with digital access meets the real teaching needs of the biology classroom. Multi-part exam-style questions ensure students feel confident approaching assessment. New features provide reflection opportunities and self-evaluation checklists develop responsible learners. The coursebook provides a range of inquiry questions such as practical activities, group work, and debate questions that develop 21st-century skills. This resource is written to support English as second language learners with key command terms, keywords, accessible language throughout, and glossary definitions in context throughout the text. The coursebook is part of a flexible suite of resources revised for examination from 2022. The series provides activities to develop and enhance students’ investigative skills, with a step-by-step approach tailored to syllabus objectives. The resources offer a large variety of active lesson ideas and practical support, which helps with differentiation and reflection.

Book Features

  • Features (such as ‘Before You Start’), summaries, and reflection boxes provide students with metacognitive and content-based reflection opportunities.
  • Science in Context features with open-ended discussion questions enable students to practice their English skills, interpret ideas in a real-world context, and debate concepts with other learners.
  • Multi-part exam-style questions at the end of each chapter help prepare students for examinations and cover the range of paper styles.
  • Provides a range of inquiry questions – such as practical activities, group work, and debate questions, that help students develop 21st-century skills.
  • Combined print and digital resources enable you to use the content in a format that suits you.
  • Includes answers to in-chapter and exam-style questions so students have everything they need to revise when they want
  • Practical activity features build student understanding so that they can put theory into a practical context.

Table of Contents

How to use this book
Introduction
1. Cell structure
2. Biological molecules
3. Enzymes
4. Cell membranes and transport
5. The mitotic cell cycle
6. Nucleic acid and protein synthesis
7. Transport in plants
8. Transport in mammals
9. Gas exchange
10. Infectious diseases
11. Immunity
P1. Practical skills for AS
12. Energy and respiration
13. Photosynthesis
14. Homeostasis
15. Control and coordination
16. Inherited change
17. Selection and evolution
18. Classification, biodiversity, and conservation
19. Genetic technology
P2. Practical skills for A Level
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgments

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2. Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology- Workbook

ISBN: 9781108859424
Format: Print/online bundle
Subject(s): Biology
Qualification: Cambridge AS and A Level
Author(s): Mary Jones, Matthew Parkin
Available from: May 2020

For the first examination from 2022, these resources meet the real needs of the biology classroom.

Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology Workbook

Book Description

Extensive research through lesson observations, teacher interviews and work with our online research community (the Cambridge Panel) means that this flexible range of resources meets the real teaching needs of the biology classroom. This workbook with digital Cambridge Elevate edition is the perfect companion for the coursebook. The resource reinforces learning, promotes the application of theory, and helps students practice the essential skills of handling data, evaluating information, and problem-solving. The workbook includes formative exercises, mapped directly onto the coursebook. For each chapter, a range of exercises builds on the topics and concepts that have been introduced. It includes exam command terms throughout to help familiarise students with their appropriate use. Questions include a skills focus that requires students to draw graphs or provide workings.

Book Features

  • Updated to match the new syllabus for examination from 2022.
  • Multi-part exam-style questions offer students extensive practice in a familiar format
  • Written for English as second language learners in accessible language with keyword glossaries included in the text and at the end of the workbook
  • Questions include a skills focus that requires students to draw graphs or provide workings
  • Includes hints to support students’ understanding and comprehension
  • Exercises provide support to students by increasing in complexity throughout.
  • Chapter introductions clearly lay-out the objectives of the chapter to guide learners
  • Answers to the workbook questions are included in the digital version and the teacher’s resource.

Table of Contents

1. Cell structure
2. Biological molecules
3. Enzymes
4. Cell membranes and transport
5. The mitotic cell cycle
6. Nucleic acid and protein synthesis
7. Transport in plants
8. Transport in mammals
9. Gas exchange
10. Infectious diseases
11. Immunity
12. Energy and respiration
13. Photosynthesis
14. Homeostasis
15. Control and coordination
16. Inherited change
17. Selection and evolution
18. Classification, biodiversity, and conservation
19. Genetic technology
Glossary
Acknowledgments.

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3. Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology- Practical Workbook

ISBN: 9781108797771
Format: Paperback
Subject(s): Biology
Qualification: Cambridge AS and A Level
Author(s): Mary Jones, Matthew Parkin
Available from: April 2020

For the first examination from 2022, these resources meet the real needs of the biology classroom.

Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology Practical Workbook

Book Description

Extensive research through lesson observations, teacher interviews and work with our online teacher community (the Cambridge Panel) means that this flexible range of resources meets the real teaching needs of the science classroom. This write-in workbook contains step-by-step guided investigations and practice questions for Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology teachers and students. Through practical investigation, it provides opportunities to develop skills– planning, identifying equipment, creating hypotheses, recording results, analyzing data, and evaluating. The workbook is ideal for teachers who find running practical experiments difficult due to a lack of time, resources, or support. Sample data – if students can’t do the experiments themselves – and answers to the questions are in the teacher’s guide.

Book Features

  • Guided investigations provide opportunities for students to practice their practical skills.
  • Contains help for teachers setting up practical investigations in the classroom.
  • For more detailed support with planning and troubleshooting issues, see the teacher’s resource.
  • Practice questions give students the chance to test their knowledge and help build confidence in preparation for assessment
  • Includes a skills chapter that focuses on essential science skills.
  • Written in accessible language for the ESL learner with keyword boxes to improve understanding.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Safety
Skills chapter
1. Microscopy
2. Biological molecules
3. Enzymes
4. Cell membranes and transport
5. Cell division and nucleic acids
6. Plant transport
7. Mammalian transport and gas exchange
8. Energy and respiration
9. Photosynthesis
10. Homeostasis and coordination
11. Inheritance, selection, and evolution
12. Ecology

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4. Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology- Digital Teacher’s Resource

ISBN: 9781108797788
Format: eBooks
Subject(s): Biology
Qualification: Cambridge AS and A Level
Author(s): David Martindill, Mary Jones, Matthew Parkin
Available from: June 2020

For the first examination from 2022, these resources meet the real needs of the biology classroom.

Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology Digital Teacher's Resource

Book Description

This digital teacher’s resource is the perfect companion to the coursebook and workbooks, helping you bridge the gap between teaching theory and practice. It helps you support your learners, plan great lessons and teach to the syllabus. Including a guide to practicals, the resource provides a variety of active lesson ideas with timings. There is support to develop and enhance students’ investigative skills, with a step-by-step approach tailored to syllabus objectives. For each topic, there are lesson ideas, wrap-up and reflection tips, and differentiation support. Activity ideas, provide extra content, and suggestions for hinge questions to support assessment for learning.

Book Features

  • Now includes a practical teacher’s guide to accompany the practical workbook, with step by step instruction, differentiation advice, lists of equipment, safety considerations, advice on the collection of data, presentation, analysis, drawing conclusions, and evaluation.
  • Includes guidance on how to use the series and support with teaching strategies. Teaching notes include background knowledge, ideas for lesson starters, main activities, and plenaries.
  • A topic teaching plan at the beginning of each chapter summarises a number of lessons each topic will take and provides time-saving links to specific points in other resources. Suggested timings for each activity help teachers plan their lessons.
  • Provides answers and example data, helpful when practical work cannot be carried out.
  • Skills grid provides a mapping document for the practical learning objectives.
  • Includes common student misconceptions to help plan and troubleshoot, as well as devise hinge questions.
  • Your digital teacher’s resource gives you access to everything you need to plan your teaching. Download every file you need to deliver a specific unit or lesson – you don’t have to rely on your internet connection.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Teaching Strategies
Planning Guidance
Teaching Notes per Chapter & Topic
Support for Practicals
Answers to questions in resources.

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A Level Biology Books from Collins

1. Collins Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology- Student’s Book

Author: David Martindill, Michael Smyth, and Mike Smith
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 08-04-2020
ISBN: 978-0-00-832257-1
Pages: 700

Collins Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology Student's Book

Book Description

The Collins Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology course promotes a rich and deep understanding of the 9700 syllabus (for examination from 2022) and the development of practical skills. This Student’s Book provides in-depth coverage of the Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology syllabus. This text was written by experts in their field and allows students to develop practical skills in a range of contexts, deepen understanding of key concepts and make links between topics. Students are given regular opportunities to practice and revisit skills and understanding and evaluate their learning throughout the course.

  • Develop and strengthen practical skills throughout with assignments and experimental skills features and regular opportunities to handle, apply and evaluate data
  • Deepen understanding by making connections between topics. The prior understanding reviews and end of chapter mind maps provide starting points to build upon
  • Build self-awareness and take control of learning using the questions and opportunities for reflection throughout the book
  • Strengthen and challenge with questions requiring deeper engagement and thinking skills
  • Prepare for examinations with exam-style questions
  • A Teacher’s Guide is also available to buy as a digital download. Full teacher support includes syllabus mapping, notes on common misconceptions, a wealth of activities including those to develop practical skills, and regular assessments including prior knowledge reviews, mid-chapter formative, and end of chapter exam-style summative tests.

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A Level Biology Books from Hodder Education

1. Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology- Student’s Book

Publisher: Hodder Education; 2nd edition (26 Jun. 2020)
Language: English
Paperback: 544 pages
ISBN-10: 1510482873
ISBN-13: 978-1510482876

This title is endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education to support the full syllabus for examination from 2022.

Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology Student's Book- Hodder Education

Book Description

Confidently navigate the updated Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology (9700) syllabus with a structured approach ensuring that the link between theory and practice is consolidated, scientific skills are applied, and analytical skills developed.

  • Enable students to monitor and build progress with short ‘self-assessment’ questions throughout the student text, with answers at the back of the book, so students can check their understanding as they work their way through the chapters.
  • Build scientific communication skills and vocabulary in written responses with a variety of exam-style questions.
  • Encourage an understanding of historical context and scientific applications with extension boxes in the student text.
  • Have confidence that lessons cover the syllabus completely with a free Scheme of Work available online.
  • Provide additional practice with the accompanying write-in Practical Skills Workbooks, which once completed, can also be used to recap learning for revision.

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A Level Biology Books from Oxford University Press

1. Cambridge International AS & A Level Complete Biology

ISBN: 978-1382005234
Publication date: 21/05/2020
Dimensions: 276x219mm

Cambridge International AS & A Level Complete Biology- Oxford University Press

Book Description

Ensure students achieve top exam marks, and can confidently progress, with a stretching yet accessible approach from Cambridge examiners. With full syllabus match, extensive practice and exam guidance this new edition embeds a strong understanding of scientific concepts and develops advanced scientific skills for strong assessment potential.

Features

  • Be confident of full syllabus support with a comprehensive mapping grid and learning objectives drawn directly from the latest syllabus (9700), for first examination from 2022
  • Equip students for assessment with focused and explicit exam guidance and support and practice from Cambridge examiners
  • Help students confidently progress to the next stage in their education with an academically rigorous yet accessible approach that develops problem solving skills and contextualizes scientific concepts
  • All answers available on the accompanying answer support site
  • Raise students’ grades with additional exam-focused practice in the Enhanced Online Student Book and the Exam Success Guide

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2. Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology: Exam Success Guide

ISBN: 978-1382005470
Publication date: 14/01/2021
Dimensions: 297x210mm

Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology Exam Success Guide- Oxford University Press

Book Description

The Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology Exam Success Guide brings clarity and focus to exam preparation, with detailed and practical guidance on raising attainment.

Features

  • Print Exam Success Guide
  • Fully supports the latest Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology syllabus (9700)
  • Recap content through easy-to-digest chunks and visual stimuli
  • Apply knowledge with targeted revisions activities and develop transferable exam skills
  • Review and reflect on work done and refresh knowledge with links to other sections in the guide
  • Raise your grades with sample answers, examiner commentary, and exam-style practice
  • Benefit from the expertise of author Richard Fosbery, an examiner, teacher, and teacher-trainer
  • The Student Book this Exam Guide supports is available in print, online, or in a great-value pack

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3. Oxford Revise: A Level Biology for OCR A Revision and Exam Practice

ISBN: 978-1382008631
Publication date: 03/12/2020

Oxford Revise A Level Biology for OCR A Revision and Exam Practice- Oxford University Press

Book Description

Based on principles of cognitive science, this three-step approach to effective study combines knowledge, retrieval, and extensive exam-style practice to help students master essential knowledge and skills for A Level success.

Features

  • Everything students need to study effectively and prepare fully for their exams, in one convenient book
  • Ideal for use at home or in the classroom, throughout the school year, and in the lead-up to exams
  • Matched to the OCR A Level Biology A specification
  • Visually appealing Knowledge Organisers summarise course content and show how ideas link together within a topic
  • Retrieval questions and answers help students to commit important facts to long-term memory
  • Extensive exam-style-question practice, with hints and tips for revision and exams
  • Support and worked examples for maths skills and required practical skills
  • Practice and guidance for a synoptic, extended response, and analysis and evaluation questions

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4. Oxford Revise: AQA A Level Biology Revision and Exam Practice

ISBN: 978-1382008549
Publication date: 19/11/2020

Oxford Revise AQA A Level Biology Revision and Exam Practice- Oxford University Press

Book Description

Based on principles of cognitive science, this three-step approach to effective study combines knowledge, retrieval, and extensive exam-style practice to help students master essential knowledge and skills for A Level success.

Features

  • Everything students need to study effectively and prepare fully for their exams, in one convenient book
  • Ideal for use at home or in the classroom, throughout the school year, and in the lead-up to exams
  • Matched to the AQA A Level Biology specification
  • Visually appealing Knowledge Organisers summarise course content and show how ideas link together within a topic
  • Retrieval questions and answers help students to commit important facts to long-term memory
  • Extensive exam-style-question practice, with hints and tips for revision and exams
  • Support and worked examples for maths skills and required practical skills
  • Practice and guidance for a synoptic, extended response, and analysis and evaluation questions

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A Level Biology Books from CGP Books

1. A-Level Biology for OCR A: Year 1 & 2 Student Book

Key Stage :A Level
Subject: Biology
Exam Board: OCR A
Years Covered: 12-13
Media: Book
Colour: Full Colour
Publication Date: 2020
No of Pages: 680

A-Level Biology for OCR A Year 1 & 2 Student Book- CGP Books

Book Description

This chunky Student Book is a comprehensive guide to both years of OCR A A-Level Biology! It’s packed with in-depth, accessible notes explaining every topic, supported by clear diagrams, photographs, tips and worked examples.

To test students’ knowledge and understanding, there are practice questions and exam-style questions throughout the book (with detailed answers included). There’s also detailed guidance on Maths Skills and Practical Investigations, plus indispensable advice for success in the final exams.

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2. A-Level Biology for AQA: Year 1 & 2 Student Book

Key Stage: A Level
Subject: Biology
Exam Board: AQA
Years Covered: 12-13
Media: Book
Colour: Full Colour
Publication Date: 2020
No of Pages: 592

A-Level Biology for AQA Year 1 & 2 Student Book- CGP Books

Book Description

This weighty Student Book is a comprehensive guide to both years of AQA A-Level Biology! It’s packed with in-depth, accessible notes explaining every topic, supported by clear diagrams, photographs, tips and worked examples.

To test students’ knowledge and understanding, there are practice questions and exam-style questions throughout the book (with complete answers included at the back). There’s also detailed guidance on Maths Skills and Practical Investigations, plus indispensable advice for success in the final exams.

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