IGCSE Biology Course

UK Open College

Programme Description

IGCSE Biology Course

UK Open College

This course and its materials are written and developed to closely match the curriculum content of syllabus and will provide you with the information and support you’ll need to take the exams with confidence.

The materials and accompanying exercises provided will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully attempt the exams. The key parts of the course which are important in every aspect are planning your studies and practice assessments.

The course will help students understand the following topics:

  • 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.
  • Qualification: IGCSE Biology
  • Accredited: Yes
  • QCF Recognised: Yes
  • Awarding Body: Edexcel
  • Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
  • Duration: Flexible - Approx 300 Hours - 12 Months Max Support

Syllabus

Biology Paper 1 Paper code: 4BI0/1B

  • 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

Biology Paper 2 Paper code: 4BI0/2B

  • 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

Pre-requisites

Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 14 Years or above
  • Possess a solid knowledge of the english language
  • Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
  • Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
  • Have a genuine desire to succeed

To sit Edexcel examination students must register as a private candidate with an approved examination centre prior to enrolment. Please check availability and exam fees direct with a centre of your choice.

Duration

Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are approx 300. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely.

We would encourage students to seriously consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic!

Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to achieve, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likey you are to get them on your side.

Students are reminded that the time in which they complete is purely down to them as an individual. Completion can be as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the 12 month tuition period. If you require additional time an extension may be available.

Format

Online: Access our premium online cloud based learning system where you are able to access all of your course lessons, assignments and tutor correspondence in one place. Download the APP and access your course information on any device from anywhere in the world with an internet signal. This course is not available in hard copy/paper format,

We will begin by looking at what the examination board, Edexcel, will require of you in the way of examinations. You will be referred to what you need to do in terms of registration and arranging with an external centre for you to take the examinations.

Once the administration matters have been cleared up, we will look at the specification we will be following, namely the IGCSE in Biology (4BI0/1B). As part of your course, you will be supplied with the Study Guide for IGCSE and A Levels. Do make use of this as it has been written to help you with your studies and to supplement the specific information and guidance given in the course material itself.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 25, 2017
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