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BIOLOGY

Overview

Overview

College

Further Progression

Course Overview

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.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Learn about unifying patterns and themes in biology and use them in new and changing situations
  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of biological facts, terminology, concepts, principles and practical techniques
  • Apply the principles and concepts of biology, including those related to the applications of biology, to different contexts
  • Evaluate biological information, making judgements on the basis of this information
  • Appreciate the practical nature of biology, developing experimental and investigative skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate data and experimental methods, drawing conclusions that are consistent with evidence from experimental activities and suggesting possible improvements and further investigations
  • Recognise the importance of accurate experimental work and reporting scientific methods in biology
  • Select, organise and present relevant information clearly and logically using appropriate vocabulary, definitions and conventions
  • Develop a logical approach to problem solving in a wider context
  • Select and apply appropriate areas of mathematics relevant to biology as set out under each topic
  • Prepare for more advanced courses in biology and for other courses that require knowledge of biology.
iGCSE Biology Overview

Exam Overview

The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Biology is a linear qualification. Two written examinations must be taken in the same series at the end of the course of study.

Duration

Paper 1: 2 hours Paper 2: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Format

Paper 1: Externally assessed twice a year Paper 2: Externally assessed twice a year

Components

Paper 1 | 110 marks Paper 2 | 70 marks

Progression and Prerequisites