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!

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IGCSE Course Information

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
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Prior Requirements and Hours of Study

  • Previous study: CAIE recommends that learners starting this course should have studied a Biology curriculum such as the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme or equivalent national educational framework such as the Key Stage 3 programme of study within the National Curriculum for England (Years 7-9).
  • You should allow approximately 150 hours’ study time to complete it. 

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 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.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge IGCSE Biology is £495 via instalments. There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £470.

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Meet Our IGCSE Biology Tutors

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Jane, IGCSE Parent, UK

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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