What is International GCSE?

The International GCSEs are the most commonly studied curriculum around the world. They are based on the UK high school education system and are adapted for a global student base.

Students usually begin in Year 10 or 11 by sitting a minimum of 4-5 subjects. These subjects are structured as first introductions to the specific topic areas that they cover. In certain countries, students begin in Year 10 and sit 8-10 subjects over the course of two years.


International AS and A Level in Biology. Level 3 vocational qualifications in science, for example BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science.


The IG courses can be taken as a full-time or part-time option along with other subjects. Students can also take a combination of levels at CGA.


Paper 1: 2 hours for 110 marks externally assessed twice a year. Paper 2: 1 hour and 15 minutes for 70 marks externally assessed twice a year.

Basis of what you will learn in iGCSE Biology

The course gives you the opportunity to experience biology within the context of your general education. You will study the nature and variety of living organisms; structure and functions in living organisms; reproduction and inheritance; ecology and the environment; and use of biological resources. Students will learn about unifying patterns and themes in biology and use them in new and changing situations.


  • Biotechnologist
  • Marine biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Nanotechnologist


A class of diverse, international students and a community of like-minded peers.


A 24/7 global timetable to suit multiple timezones worldwide.


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