IGCSE Biology

The benefits of studying Cambridge IGCSE Biology

Our Cambridge IGCSE Biology course explores the way biology affects everyday life. It will enable you to evaluate the scientific material that you see on the Internet, in newspapers and magazines, and on television.

How does the heart pump blood around the body? How do organisms develop, grow and reproduce? Investigate the answers to these and other fascinating questions in a course which focuses on life itself!

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

We are proud to be part of the world’s largest international community of schools.

We offer a wide range of IGCSE subjects.

Plants and photosynthesis form part of the Cambridge IGCSE Biology course

Key topics covered in the course

  • Characteristics of living organisms
  • Movement in and out of cells
  • Plant and human nutrition
  • Diseases and Immunity
  • Respiration, Sense Organs,
  • Reproduction
  • Organisms and their environment
  • Biotechnology and genetic engineering
  • Human influences on ecosystems

Prior requirements and hours of study

  • Our Cambridge IGCSE Biology course assumes that learners will have studied Science for 2 or 3 years.
  • You should allow approximately 150 hours’ study time to complete it.
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online tuition for IGCSE Biology

Additional service – Online Tuition

We are pleased to be able to offer Wolsey Hall students the opportunity to book 1:1 tuition at IGCSE Level in Biology. Each session lasts 45 minutes.

Our courses are designed with a self-study approach, however, you may wish your child to have the opportunity to discuss a particular topic area with a Tutor and our 1:1 sessions allow them to direct their learning in this way.

Please note that this is an add-on service that incurs an additional fee.

The syllabus and exam

The course will prepare your child for the following three papers of the Cambridge CAIE IGCSE Biology syllabi 0610 or 0970.

Paper 2

Multiple choice paper: 45 minutes (30% of total available marks)

Paper 4

Extended theory paper: 1 hour and 15 minutes (50%)

Paper 6

Alternative to a Practical paper which will test your familiarity with practical procedures which you will learn during the course: 1 hour (20%)

There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. We can provide details of the most convenient.

All of our IGCSE courses include a number of past exam papers in the final module. These include the most recent paper which can be taken as a mock exam and submitted to your Tutor for assessment and feedback for a modest additional fee.

Course sample

Using a microscope for Cambridge IGCSE Biology

2016-2022 Exams

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2023-2025 Exams

Course Fees

The fee for IGCSE Biology is £545 via instalments. There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £515. Read more about our fees and discounts, see what our fees include or use our fee calculator to find out the total cost of the courses you select. If you’re not delighted with your course, let us know within 45 days and we’ll refund your course fee (less the cost of the books).

Gemma Langley, Science Tutor talks about her role

I have nothing but praise for Wolsey Hall, such a great organisation, very professional but at the same time supportive and friendly. The Student Progress Manager was not only a great support for my son but was always there for me too when I needed advice. Deniz has been studying IGCSE Biology, English Lang, History & Maths.
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Jane, IGCSE Parent

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