IGCSE Biology Course

The Biology course is available to study following the most current specifications from both the Cambridge (CIE) and Edexcel exam boards.

Cambridge (CIE) IGCSE specifications
0610 current specification Biology : for 2019 onwards 

CIE offer students taking their IGCSE courses the chance to be awarded grades 9 – 1 in place of the current A* – G system. The ONLY differences to the current specifications are the codes used to register. The content, the set books and the exam papers are exactly the same so you can continue to use our current courses, with the current codes BUT when you come to register with your exam centre you enter with one code for an A-G grade (0610) and a different code if you would prefer a 9-1 grade (0970).

Edexel Specification

Biology 2017 onwards – This specification is for first examination in June 2019 and will be correct for then onwards. This exam can be sat in January or June. Please note that January 2023 will be the last January sitting for this board. They will be moving their second sitting to November 2023 and from then on the sittings will be June and November.

The courses were created in response to the needs of home-educating parents, and students, but they are equally suited to any private candidate who wishes to study Biology IGCSE. Students can start at any time and work at their own pace towards taking the exams.

About the course
It covers each topic in turn:

  • setting out what needs to be learnt
  • suggesting spellings and definitions which may be tricky
  • providing diagrams to label and annotate
  • giving details of practical activities and experiments to carry out

Set Books

It was decided to carefully choose books already written for, and published by, trusted educational publishers. The courses we offer provide a way for the student to study the requirements of the specification using these set books. Our courses supplement the information found in them with additional original materials, links to websites and to videos. The set books are not included with the course but we ask students to purchase these separately. For your convenience please see the links below, to Amazon, be sure to click on those which relate to the exam board you wish to use. Of course, you may wish to purchase second-hand books.

Students sitting the Cambridge (CIE) exam will need the following 2 books (the first is available in three formats)
Essential Biology Cambridge IGCSE 2nd Edition
Cambridge IGCSE Biology Study and Revision Guide 2nd Edition
If you are sitting the Edexcel new specification exams from summer 2019 onwards you will need the following book:

We have teamed up with a supplier who can provide the chemicals needed for the experiments at an extra cost of £33.96 + p&p for the Biology course. This is not compulsory but is suggested so that each item does not need to be sourced separately. If you would like further details of the materials kit please contact Brian at [email protected]


Use the buttons below to add samples of the courses to your shopping cart and checkout to access the downloads.


You can purchase the complete course using the button below. You’ll then be given access to download the course as a PDF, and the links will also be in your email receipt.

CIE Biology IGCSE Complete Course

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Edexcel Biology IGCSE Complete Course

Key Stage 3 and IGCSE Courses and tutoring, for home educators, by home educators