IGCSE Biology Course

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

The boards alter the specifications slightly most years but the fundamental outline of the knowledge required to take the examinations stays the same. If there are any major changes you will be notified and sent our updated materials. In this way the course and set books can be used for any year, even if the student sets out at one pace and decides part way through that they will take the exam sooner, or indeed, later.

Cambridge (CIE) IGCSE specifications
0610 current specification Biology : for 2016-18

CIE have decided to offer students taking their IGCSE courses the chance to be awarded grades 9 – 1 in place of the current A* – G system from June 2018. 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).
From 2019 the Biology specification has been refreshed. The subject content and specimen question papers remain the same.  There are no significant changes which affect teaching. Cambridge state that ‘Any textbooks endorsed to support the syllabus for examination from 2016 are still suitable for use with this syllabus.’

Edexel Specification
Biology 2013
 – 2019 – last assessment of this specification is January 2019.
Biology 2017 onwards – 
This specification has first teaching in 2017 and first assessment June 2019

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

  When you buy the course it includes:

  • tutor marked follow up assignments, to assess progress, and the opportunity to practise exam questions.
  • full feedback to the student on their work by email, as necessary, until they attain the examination grade they are happy with.
  • the opportunity to complete a fully marked and graded mock exam this uses a past exam (two papers for Edexcel and three papers for Cambridge CIE )  This will include marking and feedback from their tutor (Past papers are available for free directly from the exam boards but we’ve included the example we will mark for your convenience).
  • A revision guide with pointers, tips and YouTube clips to help you when it comes to revision

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.

We have recently updated our Cambridge (CIE) textbooks. From 2019 the Biology specification has been refreshed. The subject content and specimen question papers remain the same. Grading will be staying as A-G. The latest syllabus is version 2 which was published in November 2016. There are no significant changes which affect teaching. Cambridge state that ‘Any textbooks endorsed to support the syllabus for examination from 2016 are still suitable for use with this syllabus.’ The new textbook contains a link to the answers to the questions asked in the book – available to download. Note these new text books come in three formats – printed, online or both

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
Students sitting the Edexcel exam before summer 2019 will need the following 2 books;
Collins Edexcel International GCSE – Edexcel International GCSE Biology Student Book
Edexcel International GCSE (IGCSE) Biology Revision Guide with Student CD 
If you are sitting the Edexcel new specification exams from summer 2019 onwards you will need the following book:

 

Materials
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]

Course costs
The course costs £230 –  the set books and materials need to be purchased separately.

Samples

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

Purchase

You can purchase the complete course using the button below,  using Paypal to securely complete your payment. You’ll then be given access to download the course as a PDF, and the links will also be in your email receipt. If you add the printed copy that will be dispatched within 7 working days (please note the P&P price is simply covering what it costs, and apply to UK postage only).

CIE Biology IGCSE Complete Course

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Edexcel Biology IGCSE Complete Course
(for examinations before summer 2019)

Edexcel Biology IGCSE Complete Course 2017-19 Specification
(for examinations from summer 2019 onward)


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CIE Biology

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Edexcel Biology
(for examinations before summer 2019)

Edexcel Biology – 2017-19 Specification
(for examinations summer 2019 onward)


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