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Biology IGCSE

/ Edexcel IGCSE / UOL38

The IGCSE Biology Course is designed to improve the learners understanding of Biology and prepare them for further study.

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course duration: 200 hrs

study type: online

Course Description

IGCSE in Biology This IGCSE Biology Home Study course from NCC Home Learning is designed to help meet the needs of those who want an introduction to this challenging subject either with a view to further study at A Level or simply to supplement a portfolio of IGCSE/GCSE subjects.

This qualification will provide you with a broad introduction to the key components of this exciting and challenging field. The Edexcel IGCSE in Biology enables students to: 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.

This Edexcel IGCSE in Biology qualification comprises two externally assessed papers: Biology Paper 1 & Biology Paper 2.

Modules

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

Previous Knowledge

No previous study is required to access any of our IGCSE courses, but they do require literacy and numeracy skills.

Assessment

Biology Paper 1
Paper code: 4BI0/1B (66% of the total IGCSE marks)
Externally assessed
Availability: January and June series
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.
First assessment: June 2011
The paper is assessed through a one-hour examination paper set and marked by Edexcel.
The total number of marks is 60.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Awarding Organisation

Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall. Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

Support

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrollment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors 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 You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be 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. The course materials and support will be provided by UK Distance Learning and Publishing.

course description

Course Description

IGCSE in Biology This IGCSE Biology Home Study course from NCC Home Learning is designed to help meet the needs of those who want an introduction to this challenging subject either with a view to further study at A Level or simply to supplement a portfolio of IGCSE/GCSE subjects.

This qualification will provide you with a broad introduction to the key components of this exciting and challenging field. The Edexcel IGCSE in Biology enables students to: 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.

This Edexcel IGCSE in Biology qualification comprises two externally assessed papers: Biology Paper 1 & Biology Paper 2.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No previous study is required to access any of our IGCSE courses, but they do require literacy and numeracy skills.

assessment

Assessment

Biology Paper 1
Paper code: 4BI0/1B (66% of the total IGCSE marks)
Externally assessed
Availability: January and June series
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.
First assessment: June 2011
The paper is assessed through a one-hour examination paper set and marked by Edexcel.
The total number of marks is 60.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

support

Support

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrollment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors 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 You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be 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. The course materials and support will be provided by UK Distance Learning and Publishing.

modules

Modules

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

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall. Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.