Exam Board: Edexcel
Biology is a wide-ranging course involving the study of all living things and their environments.
A good level of English is needed for this subject because it has a large and specialised vocabulary.
We study Edexcel IGCSE.
Study topics include: cell biology, organ systems, disease, homeostasis, genetics, evolution and ecology.
Students are taught in various ways through lectures, seminars, independent research, film and field work. Practical experiments are carried out wherever appropriate in addition to the 10 ‘required practicals’ that are part of the assessment process.
Excellent grades in Biology are required to study medicine, dentistry or veterinary science.
This is a linear course which means all the written assessment is at the end.
– Paper 1: 2 hours
– Paper 2: 1 hour 15 minutes
These contain multi-choice, structured, short and long answer questions.