International GCSE Biology Course

This IGCSE Biology Distance Learning Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of human biology, organisms, evolution and the environment. The course will provide you with an in-depth study of the full Edexcel or CIE Biology specification helping you achieve the IGCSE Biology qualification. You will find this course extremely valuable if you are looking to progress onto A Level Biology, seeking a progression route for further training whilst employed or would just like to study this subject as a hobby.

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Course Description

This IGCSE Biology course will help students develop an understanding of biological facts, concepts and principles. Learners will gain new skills required for their use in different situations.

This Edexcel IGCSE in Biology qualification comprises two externally assessed papers which can be sat in either January or June:

Biology Paper 1 Paper code: 4BI1/1BR

Biology Paper 2 Paper code: 4BI1/2BR

The Cambridge International GCSE qualification comprises of three externally assessed papers which can be sat in either June or November. You either

Core

Biology Paper 1 Paper Code: 0970/11

Biology Paper 2 Paper Code: 0970/31

Biology Paper 3 Paper Code (Alternative to Practical): 0970/61

 

Extended

Biology Paper 1 Paper Code: 0970/ 21

Biology Paper 2 Paper Code: 0970/41

Biology Paper 3 Paper Code (Alternative to Practical): 0970/61

 

Support

The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Modules

Edexcel

This course covers the full Edexcel Biology specification meaning you will not require any further study resources.

The nature and variety of living organisms

 

  • Characteristics of living organisms
  • Variety of living organisms

 

Structures and functions in living organisms

 

  • Levels of organisation
  • Cell structure
  • Biological molecules
  • Movement of substances into and out of cells
  • Nutrition
  • Respiration
  • Gas exchange
  • Transport
  • Excretion
  • Coordination and response

 

Reproduction and inheritance

 

  • Reproduction
  • Inheritance

 

Ecology and the environment

 

  • The organism in the environment
  • Feeding relationships
  • Cycles within ecosystems
  • Human influences on the environment

 

Use of biological resources

 

  • Food production
  • Selective breeding
  • Genetic modification (genetic engineering)
  • Cloning

CIE

 

The CIE specification is as seen below.

Multiple-choice questions based on the following content:-

  • Characteristics and classification of living organisms
  • Organisation of the organism
  • Movement in and out of cells
  • Biological molecules
  • Enzymes
  • Plant nutrition
  • Human nutrition
  • Transport in plants
  • Transport in animals
  • Diseases and immunity
  • Gas exchange in humans
  • Respiration
  • Excretion in humans
  • Coordination and response
  • Drugs
  • Reproduction
  • Inheritance
  • Variation and selection
  • Organisms and their environment
  • Biotechnology and genetic engineering
  • Human influences on ecosystems

 

Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • Two years tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.

Are there any additional costs?

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students, however if there is an examination at the end of the course, please contact us at info@homestudyzone.org.uk in order that we can advise you further.

Do I have to pay delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.

What is the course title and code for this qualification?

Edexcel IGCSE in Biology 4BI1 .

CIE IGCSE in Biology 0970.

Awarding Organisation

Edexcel

Edexcel was formed in 1996 by the merger of the Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC), the country’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, and the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC), one of the major exam boards for GCSEs and A levels.

In the UK, Edexcel work with more than 5,000 secondary schools, 450 further education colleges, 70 higher education institutions and more than 700 employers and training providers. As the company responsible for marking the national Key Stage 2 and 3 tests, they are also now working with 20,000 junior schools. Internationally, Edexcel operate in 112 countries and every year more than four million people trust their respected learning programmes and qualifications.

CIE

University of Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.

Fees

knowledgeable-tutors-onlineCourse fees for payment in full include:

  • Course materials which will cover the full Edexcel specification.
  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources..
  • Access to the NUS student card.
  • Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Free CV writing service on completion of course.

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