IGCSE Biology is a challenging, rewarding course that helps students develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career. It offers teachers and students freedom, creativity and opportunities. Students who study IGCSE Biology may go on to a Biology A-Level course ideal for people who want a career in the health and clinical professions, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physiotherapy, nursing and forensic science. IGCSEs are the most widely taken qualification in the UK and considered the educational standard for school-leavers at 16.
iGCSE Biology is a challenging, rewarding course that helps students develop skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career.
If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free
Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
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You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.
You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment.
All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2021.
You’ll be required to complete the two GCSE standard written exams.
We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.
During your course, you will also be required complete one introductory assignment, 10 assignments and 14 core practicals which don’t contribute to your final grade but will prepare you for your final examinations. There is no coursework to complete. All exams must be taken in the same session.
Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an iGCSE in Biology, issued by EdExcel. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.
Official Qualification Title - iGCSE Biology
Difficulty - Level 2
Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
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You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.
This course is self-contained so no additional textbooks are required. Where there are required additional text books, we include this as free eBooks.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).