IGCSE Biology

IGCSE Biology

Biology is a wide-ranging course involving the study of all living things and their environments.

Entry Requirements
A good level of English is needed for this subject because it has a large and specialised vocabulary.

Course Content

We study EDEXCEL
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.


Exam Papers
  • This is a linear course which means all the written assessment is at the end.
  • Paper 1: 2 hours and Paper 2: 1.25 hours
  • These contain multi-choice, structured, short and long answer questions.

Where does it lead?

Excellent grades in Biology are required to study medicine, dentistry or veterinary science.