IGCSE Biology Course

The course will help students understand the following topics:

Acquire knowledge and understanding of biological facts, concepts and principles
Develop an appreciation of the significance of biological facts, concepts and principles and the skills needed for their use in new and changing situations
Appreciate the importance of accurate experimental work to scientific method and reporting
Form hypotheses and design experiments to test them
Sustain and develop an enjoyment of, and interest in, the study of living organisms
Evaluate, in terms of their biological knowledge and understanding, the benefits and drawbacks of scientific and technological developments, including those related to social, environmental and economic issues.

Biology Paper 1 Paper code: 4BI0/1B (66% of the total IGCSE marks)

• Externally assessed

• Availability: January and June series

Overview of content:

• Section 1: The nature and variety of living organisms

• Section 2: Structures and functions in living organisms

• Section 3: Reproduction and inheritance

• Section 4: Ecology and the environment

• Section 5: Use of biological resources

Overview of assessment:

• The paper is assessed through a two-hour examination paper set and marked by Edexcel.

• The total number of marks is 120.

Biology Paper 2 Paper code: 4BI0/2B (33% of the total IGCSE marks)

• Externally assessed

• Availability: January and June series

Overview of content:

• Section 1: The nature and variety of living organisms

• Section 2: Structures and functions in living organisms

• Section 3: Reproduction and inheritance

• Section 4: Ecology and the environment

• Section 5: Use of biological resources

Overview of assessment:

• The paper is assessed through a one-hour examination paper set and marked by Edexcel.

• The total number of marks is 60.

Students are required to complete two external examinations with Edexcel. The examinations are available in January and June each year. You do need to ensure that your centre is able and willing to handle your entry. They are not obliged to accept you as a candidate so do not make any assumption that you will be able to do the exams when you wish.

A further consideration is whether you are allowing yourself time to complete the necessary preparation prior to taking the exams. You are allowed twelve months’ support so you will need to take this into account when making your plans. It may be possible to extend you tutorial time but this will be subject to an extra charge.

Guide Price: £299

Delivery: Distance
Category: Biology »
Duration: 1 year
Qualification: Upon successfull completion of the exams student will be awarded the IGCSE qualification

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