IGCSE Biology

£449.00

The IGCSE Biology course enables you to:

  • Gain an understanding of biological facts, concepts and principles
  • Discover the importance of accurate experimental work to the scientific method
  • Develop your interest in the study of living organisms
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification for further studies in Biology at A-Level and BTEC Level
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Description

IGCSE Biology Course

  • Course code: OSC1140
  • Delivery method: Online or Paper Based
  • Course duration: 12 Months
  • Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
  • Specification: Edexcel 4BI1
  • Formal Examination: Students are responsible for booking, paying and making arrangements with their chosen test centre.

This course enables you to study for an IGCSE in Biology.

  • To achieve an IGCSE in Biology you will be assessed across the 10 sections. All sections will be assessed by 2 paper-based examinations. (The first chance to sit the exam associated with this specification will be June 2019.)
  • The IGCSE is recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world as an international equivalent to a UK GCSE.
  • It serves as ideal preparation for follow-up courses, such as A/AS Level.
  • Ideal for those aspiring to achieve a career involving biology, such as nursing, dentistry, forensic science and psychology.
Course Content
BIOLOGY PAPER 1 (4BI1/1B):
  • 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
BIOLOGY PAPER 2 (4BI1/2B):
  • 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
FAQs
IS THIS THE SAME QUALIFICATION AS A GCSE FROM A SCHOOL OR COLLEGE?

Yes! IGCSE’s are equivalent to GCSE’s. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, you receive full tutor support via email and they are internationally recognised.

IS THERE A REQUIRED READING LIST?

No extra reading is required for the completion of this course.

DO I HAVE TO SIT AN EXAM?

You will need to take the official IGCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course. It is your responsibility to book and pay for these yourself. You can find out more about where to sit your examinations by visiting the Pearson Edexcel website.

Students are required to take full responsibility for making arrangements with their chosen test centre.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS?

You will be required to pay for your exams and fees to take your exams at the examining centre that you choose.

WHAT IF I LIVE OUTSIDE THE UK?

You are still able to study this IGCSE course, but must take the examinations within the UK, as this is the only guaranteed way to access exam centres.

Qualification Information

Upon successful completion of this home learning course and the paper-based examinations you will receive an IGCSE in Biology.

The IGCSE is recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world as an international equivalent to a UK GCSE. It is awarded by Edexcel.

It serves as ideal preparation for follow-up courses, such as A/AS Level, the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), US Advanced Placement Programme and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Method of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Formal Examination

BIOLOGY PAPER 1 (4BI1/1B):
  • 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
BIOLOGY PAPER 2 (4BI1/2B):
  • 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

To achieve an IGCSE in Biology you will be assessed across the above sections. All sections will be assessed by 2 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper: Biology Paper 1 4BI1/1B

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Weighing: 66% of the IGCSE
  • Total Marks: 120
  • Assessed: 1-5 sections of the biology paper 1

Paper: Biology Paper 2 4BI1/2B

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Weighing: 33% of the IGCSE
  • Total Marks: 60
  • Assessed: 1-5 sections of the biology paper 2
Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

Additional information

Online or Paper Based

Online, Paper Based

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