AS Biology

Okay everyone, below are the past papers and ansers for the whole of unti 1 and unit 2… enjoy!!!

Unit 1 Questions

Unit 1 Answers

Unit 2 Questions

Unit 2 Answers


Hi Everyone,

I have had a lot of requests recently for extra notes, PowerPoints and questions. There has been so many recently that I can’t reply to all the comments individually. As always, thanks for the suggestions- I will try to make all the improvements mentioned. Remember there are plenty of A2 resources as well when you get to that stage. Also remember that many past paper questions and answers are available on the exam board website- that is where I get most of mine from 🙂

Blood, Tissue Fluid and Lymph

AS 1.2.2 Blood, Tissue Fluid and Lymph

F212 Past Exam Questions

Every Biodiversity Question

Every Biodiversity Answer

Every Biological Molecules Question

Every Biological Molecules Answer

Every Food and Health Question

Every Food and Health Answer

F212 Resources

AS 2.1.2 PIG – enzymes

PIG Unit 2

AS 2.3.3 Evolution

AS 2.3.2 Classification

How to Use Movie Maker

AS 2.1.2 Nucleotides

AS 2.1.2 Enzymes (the small print) walk-around

AS 2.1.1 Lipids and Carbohydrates

AS 2.1.1 Food Tests

AS 2.1.1 Protein Structure

AS 2.1.1 The role of water

AS 2.1.1 The Structure of Proteins

AS 2.1.1 Biological Molecules Independent Learning Task

F211 Resources

Below are all the past paper questions and answers for the three topics we’ve done in class.

Unit 1 PIG

Every Breathing Question

Every Breathing Question- Answers

Every Circulation Question

Every Circulation Question- Answers

Every Plant Question

Every Plant Question- Answers

Here are my PowerPoints from class- remember the videos won’t work as they are saved on my computer. I found them on You Tube, if you want a copy of them bring a USB to lesson and I’ll put them on there for you….

AS 1.2.3 Plant Revision

AS 1.2.2 Carriage of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide

AS 1.2.2 The Bohr Effect

AS 1.2.2 Haemoglobin

AS 1.2.2 Heart Card Sort

AS 1.2.2 Structure of the Heart Summary Notes

AS 1.2.1 Mammalian Lungs

AS Biology F211 Homework 1

AS 1.2.1 Lung Tissue Task

AS 1.2.2 Blood Vessels

AS 1.2.2 Control of the Cardiac Cycle

AS 1.2.2 Cardiac Cycle



  1. Hi! I stumbled across this when I was searching for help with my biology AS homework, your site is absolutely amazing, thank you so much!

    • No problem Kate, I’m glad you’ve found it useful… 🙂

      • Thankyou so much for all this work, you’re amazing!! its been so useful and there are lots of us who really really appreciate it!

      • Mrs Millier i found this for my son who is taking a level biology and would just like to say thank you so much, it so refreshing to find a teacher who shows so much comitment to teaching xx

      • Thanks very much! I hope your son does well in his exams. A’level is a big jump from GCSEs, and past papers are the key, so if he can do as many as possible, it will really improve his grade. Good luck!

  2. I think that the school that you work at are extremely lucky. If only every teacher put this much effort into their pupils and cared about their progress so much. This website is brilliant and hopefully it will help me attain an A in my January F211 exam. Thanks you Mrs Miller- you are a superstar!

    • Well thanks for your comment- I hope you get an A!

  3. This is such an amazing website its helped me so much to revise for my mocks! I’ll be using it again for my exams in the summer.

    • Thanks very much for your comment- I hope you find it useful. If you have any suggestions or anything you would like to see on here let me know 😀

  4. This websites great.Really helpful and informative.You’re students are really lucky you’ve provided all this work for them .Really good for revision.Thanks

  5. Thank you, so much, for the exam questions you put up =) I was predicted a C/D from mocks and the like for my F211 module. Thanks to you I could focus on my weaker spots in exams [organised questions = godsend] & managed to, somehow, pull an A out of the bag! So THANK YOU!

    I hope you do the same thing for the F212 questions!

    • No Problem at all… You must have worked really hard. I will put on the F212 questions for you this week! 🙂

      • Thank you for that! 🙂
        & I feel I worked harder for Chemistry what I ended up getting a C in. So I don’t know! But I’m going to use the past papers/questions for all of my exams this time around more than anything else so I’m hoping that it pays off/the method continues to work! 🙂

  6. This site is so so helpful! Thank you so much! I was just wondering if you knew when the January 2011 paper would be up on the OCR website? At my school my teacher gave us one of the papers but i would like to see both papers and have a look at the mark schemes.

    • Thanks for the comment! I’ll check on the OCR website. It is normally a few months before they put the January exam on there… I’ll put it on here if I manage to find it 😀

    • I’ve just checked and still no sign of it… It may not come out until June or later…

      here is the link if you want to check from time to time to see if it is on there yet

  7. Hi. I wanted to ask if we have to know in detail about protein synthesis – would a question ever ask us to outline the process of it?

    • Hi,

      Yes it is possible to get an essay question where you have to outline the entire process of protein synthesis including transcription and translation- hope this helps 🙂

  8. thank you!

  9. I hope your students nominate you for teacher of the year award and that all your students get A*s to show what a brilliant teacher you seem to be!

    • Well thanks for the comment Katie… it’s great that you are able to use the resources on this website and if you can think of anything you need for revision, let me know 🙂

  10. Can you really confused!!! Basically i dont understand what the lymphatic system is for and what do we need to know about it?!


    • The lymphatic system is part of the immune system. There is informartion on lymph on one of my PowerPoints. I will try to find out where and if I haven’t uploaded it, I will put it on in the next 24 hours 🙂

      You can also look on the specification on the OCR website (Unlesss you are with another exam board)

      I hope this helps 🙂

  11. Brilliant website.
    Does your notes cover OCR specifications?


    • Yes, all of the post 16 resources on here are for OCR…

  12. Absolutely brilliant work. Please do keep up the good work. Hope teachers like you get rewarded and encouraged suitably.

    • Thanks very much for the comment… I hope this website helps you get your grade 🙂

  13. thanks so much this site is such a great help for the OCR exam! I’m so scared though, because ive done really badly in my coursework, i think its a C. Is it still possible for me to get an A? Can i afford to be getting middle A’s in papers or do I have to get high A’s for me to get an A overall?


    • Hi, This is a difficult question to answer as it depends on the marks you got for your coursework. If you can’t re-sit your coursework, then I would try to get middle to high A grades to guarantee an A. If you get low A grades you may get a B overall. Don’t worry too much over this. I know an A looks great on your exam certificate, but unless you are aiming for Oxford or Cambridge universities etc. the impportant thing is to be accepted for A’Levels and to get the grades you need for that. Most universities say that you need certain A’Level grades and a minimum of a C grade to get onto the course. If you really want an A, I would say either try to re-sit your coursework or aim for a middle to high A. I’m assuming you have done a ‘science in the news’ essay in year 10, or maybe a research and data task in year 11? You should be able to do another one if you ask your teacher… good luck 🙂

  14. Thank you for the powerpoint on lymph and tissue fluid!!!!

    • No problem… I hope it helps 🙂

  15. Your powerpoints helped my revision a lot, they are absolutely the right ones to look at! Thank you so much for putting them up! I’m just wondering if there is any notes on diseases and immunity? 🙂

    • Sorry for the late reply, I’ll try to find something on immunity and post it on here asap 🙂

      • Thanks a lot for your help!

  16. wow, your site is amazing thankyou so much

  17. Hello, ive found this really helpful for revision as i have been struggling, however i was wondering if you had any past exam questions for module one F211 as i cant find any anywhere like the ones that you have posted on here for module 2, thank you 🙂

    • Hi Faye, I only teach one side of the specification, if you go on the exam board website, you should find them there… I don’t have access to my work computer as I’m on maternity leave until next July. There is a link on my blog to the OCR site though. I hope this helps 🙂

  18. HI Im such a big fan of your site, Im trying to revise hard and would really appreiciate the as end of chapter tests, if you have them 😀

    • Hi Alan, Sorry I don’t have access to my work computer as I’m off until next July. It’s worth going through the past papers though as they are more useful for the final exam. I hope this helps a bit.

  19. Hey what you should do is merge all F212 questions/answers in one big file, that would be fantastic.
    But still, it is very useful to have them in modules.
    Did you use all the past papers up until 2010/11 to make them?

    • Thanks for the suggestion 🙂 I used all the past papers I had at the time, which is up until 2010.

  20. Your site is awesome. It’s so helpful and it’s great to have so many questions to practice from. Thank you 🙂

    • Thanks for the nice comment- I hope you find it useful for A2 as well 🙂

  21. Hiiii! I absolutely love this website, its so so so useful! By far the best resource I’ve found. I was wondering if you have any powerpoints or resources on food and health though…
    Many thanks! 🙂

    • Hi, Thanks for the comment. I teach the other modules, and I’m off on maternity leave until September so I can’t add any more resources until then. If you message me again during your A2 course though, I can add some topics from both sides for you 🙂

      • Oh okay, don’t worry! I am already doing my A2 course and I have an AS re-take. Thank you so much for compiling these resources though, they have definitely helped me a great deal!

  22. Just a general enquiry… Currently doing A2 Biology, got a top B at AS (A in F211 first time round, B in F212 and A in F213 so I was jus a tiny amount of ums off an A)… However, didn’t do so well (got a C) in F214 and, as a result of this, have to resit it to get my A for university…. What would you say are the key steps to success in OCR A Level Biology? Moreover, is it useful to use just one textbook or all 3.. I have the CGP, Cambridge OCR (Green), Phillip Allan Student guide for f214 and f215, and Heinemann OCR (Purple and Black)…. need my grade and sooo worried…. thanks.

    • Hi Andy, The best advice I can give you, is advice that is probably never followed by many students. The thing to do is to go onto the OCR website and firstly download the teacher’s specification: here is the link You then need to look at all the teaching points for F214 (and the other units you are doing) Make sure you use the textbooks you have to cover the points listed, and when you are happy you understand each point 100%, do as many past papers as you can! This is honestly the best way to get an A grade and so few students do this. You must start early enough that you have time to organise yourself- the level of problem solving at A’ Level is extremely high and by practising past paper questions you have time to digest the way that the exam board ask questions- you can also look at the mark scheme as sometimes the answers they are looking for seem either quite simple or totally bizarre. The reason most students don’t follow this advice is that it takes organisation and a bit of dedication, but if you do this, an A grade will be no problem! I hope this helps and thanks very much for taking the time to ask a great question! Let me know how you get on with F214!

  23. Is this only for the ocr syllabus?

    • Hi, Yes it is, but you can still use some of the powerpoints as the information will hopefully be similar 🙂

  24. foundation-level medical student finding your site v. useful, thx! 🙂

    • Thanks very much… it’s great to hear that you can still find some useful resources on here 🙂

  25. hey i love your site! its so useful and there is so much material on here. Is there any chance you could put up exam questions and answers about malaria, HIV and TB in the AS Unit 2 section please? thanks.

    • I’m off work on maternity leave at the moment, so I have no acces to the other units just now. If you have a look at the books I recommend, there should be ones available that covers those units as well.

  26. This blog is amazing!! Thank you so much for this! 🙂

    • No problem, I’m glad you find it so useful! 🙂

  27. YOU ARE A GOD! Thank you! 🙂

    • No problem! Glad to be of help- Good Luck in your exams 🙂

  28. Mrs Miller, You are a life saver for people like us! I can’t thank you enough for this help.

  29. this really helpful,I think that the school that you work at are extremely lucky, can one on cells please for unit 1

    • can give us every cell question please, this really, if i get a good grade this it’s because of u, thanks very much 🙂

      • yeah, no probs… it will appear here soon

    • sorry for the leat reply… cells on here soon

  30. Awesome website maam.

  31. Wow! Thank you so much for this wonderful website! I am doing AS Biology and was getting C’s and D’s in test results – yesterday I got my first A and that was all down to revising by doing practice questions!! Do you know if there are any chemistry websites like this which have practice questions??

    • Wow, that is excellent! I’m really glad you got your A, you must have worked really hard! Unfortunately, I don’t know of many Chemistry websites except for Doc Browns Chemistry here but I’m not sure which exam board he uses!

  32. This is extremely helpful, thank you so much 🙂

    • Thanks for your comment Sabrina, I’m glad you find it useful!

  33. How do you manage to put everything together?! it must take ages, thank you so much for this, i hope your efforts are rewarded

    • Hi, thanks for your comment! I’m glad you find the site useful! 🙂

  34. Hi your website is very good, but do you have the rest of the Cambridge end of topic tests so we can practice the questions. Do you have cellular control, genomes and gene technologies ect…

    • Hi Sinitia, unfortunately I only taught one side of the syllabus so there are no PowerPoints from the other side. Sorry about that 🙂

  35. Hello, which years are the past papers of the questions from? Thank you

    • Hi Kimberly, sorry for the delayed response. All years apart from last year are represented on here.

  36. I’m a teacher of AS and A2 and would like to thank you for all the effort you have made compiling all these questions. It is so useful for students, and for me. Thank you.

    • Hi Kay, thanks for the comments. It no trouble at all. I’m glad you and your students find the site useful!

  37. absolutely love this site! so grateeeeful honestly, thank u! i wanted to ask u, what do u think of the cgp books?

    • Hi Nora, thanks for the comment! To be honest, the CGP books are pretty good. Every book is going to have the information it’s just a matter of which one you prefer to read. We all know that reading and trying to understand can be tiring and boring at times, so whichever one you choose, you are going to find some things challenging. The best books are the ones that you find easy to follow with a layout that suits your learning style. As long as the book is made for the exam board you are using, you should have no problem. Just remember to do past papers, as that’s the key to a top grade! I’m glad you find the site helpful!

  38. This website is absolutely awesome! I can’t believe how much effort you put in, it’s amazing! I need to try and get an A in Biology as I wish to study Medicine in the future. Your site is absolutely ace! Hope I can get an A, even if I keep being told I can’t! 🙂

    • No one can ever tell you that you can’t get an A… If you work hard at home and you can answer all the past papers on this site, you can get an A no problem at all! If fact if someone told me I couldn’t get an A I’d work even harder to prove them wrong! You can do it! Good luck 🙂

  39. This site is absolutely amazing – thanks so much!!!

    • No problem, thanks for the comment!

  40. MrsMiller you are the true MVP

    • Ha ha thanks! I hope you find the site useful!

  41. This year’s syllabus is going to be the last one where we will be able to use you amazing blog. On behalf of all students past, present and retaking – Thank You Mrs. Miller.

    • Thanks very much for the message. Although I am no longer teaching at the moment. You have seriously made me consider writing a new blog with updated syllabus material. It means a lot to have everyone’s comments and appreciation for the notes I have put on here. Thanks very much!

  42. this site is amazing.
    thanks to the admins. i have found it useful in my teaching

    • Hi thanks for the comment. I wish there were admins but it’s just me 🙂 I’m glad you found it useful!

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