Biology AS-Level May Half Term Revision Classes

These courses are designed to prepare the students for the summer exams. Classes are separated by exam board and are taught by experienced, professional tutors. Your course tutor will teach a topic before going through past paper questions to consolidate learning and practice exam technique. Your tutor will use this past paper practice to give tips about how to get the most marks and the best approach to answering questions. Any weaknesses can be identified and worked on before moving on to the next topic.

Our courses cover the whole specification which means they’re a great way to kick start revision or can be used to identify and fill in any gaps in knowledge. You should leave the course feeling confident and prepared for your exams.

Structure of the Days

Classes run over two days.

They are from 10.00am to 5.30pm everyday.

Registration is at 9.45am.

There will be a one-hour lunch break and a couple of 10-min breaks in the morning and afternoon sessions.

Lunch is not provided but there are places to eat near the school.


Harris Westminster Sixth Form

Steel House, 11 Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9LH

Course Content

AQA AS-level
Day 1
Session 1
1.1 Monomers and polymers
1.2 Carbohydrates
1.3 Lipids
1.5.1 Structure of DNA and RNA
1.5.2 DNA replication
1.6 ATP
Session 2
1.4.1 General properties of proteins
1.4.2 Many proteins are enzymes
1.7 Water
1.8 Inorganic ions
Session 3
2.1.1 Structure of eukaryotic cells
2.1.2 Structure of prokaryotic cells and of viruses
2.1.3 Methods of studying cells
2.2 All cells arise from other cells
Session 4
2.3 Transport across cell membranes
2.4 Cell recognition and the immune system
Session 5
Questions and discussion
Day 2
Session 1
4.1 DNA, genes and chromosomes
4.2 DNA and protein synthesis
Session 2
4.3 Genetic diversity can arise as a result of mutation or during meiosis
4.4 Genetic diversity and adaptation
4.5 Species and taxonomy
4.6 Biodiversity within a community
4.7 Investigating diversity
Session 3
3 Organisms exchange substances with their environment
3.1 Surface area to volume ratio
3.2 Gas exchange
3.4.1 Mass transport in animals
Session 4
3.3 Digestion and absorption
3.4.2 Mass transport in plants
Session 5
Questions and discussion
Natalie Lawrence

Tutor: Natalie Lawrence

Natalie has a first-class MA in natural sciences (zoology) and MSc in history of science from the University of Cambridge (St John’s College). She stayed on to do a PhD on the history of natural history. She has loved tutoring biology students and school groups for the past 7 years, and really enjoys helping students develop their own personal fascinations for biology.

Tutor: Dr Katya Kinnear

Katya has a PhD in vaccine development from Imperial College London after previously completing a BSc (Hons) in Infectious Diseases and an MSc in Immunology. She is currently studying graduate medicine also at Imperial College. She started tutoring Biology while doing her PhD and loves passing on her enthusiasm and interest in Biology to her students and encouraging them to develop an analytic approach.

Katya Kinnear


The exam question booklet was really useful and the teaching was really good


Well structured sessions with time for practice questions, great teacher


The exam questions at the end of each topic were useful in identifying how the exam board evaluate our understanding of the content

Dates & Bookings

Details Price Qty
AQA AS-Level: 26-27th May 2020show details + £195.00 (GBP)  
Edexcel AS-Level: 26-27th May 2020show details + £195.00 (GBP)  
OCR (A) AS-Level: 26-27th May 2020show details + £195.00 (GBP)  

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  • AS-Level Day 1
    May 26, 2020
    9:45 am - 5:30 pm
  • AS-Level Day 2
    May 27, 2020
    9:45 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
AQA AS-Level: 26-27th May 2020show details + £195.00 (GBP)  
Edexcel AS-Level: 26-27th May 2020show details + £195.00 (GBP)  
OCR (A) AS-Level: 26-27th May 2020show details + £195.00 (GBP)