Oxford Home Schooling Biology IGCSE Course
The new Oxford Home Schooling IGCSE Biology course matches the content of the Edexcel 4BI0 IGCSE specification. It prepares you for Edexcel’s two written examination papers:
Paper 1: all candidates; 2 hours (120 marks)
Paper 2: Higher Level topics; 1 hour (60 marks)
Paper 1 of IGCSE Biology is exactly the same as one of the three papers in the IGCSE Science qualification.
There is also a coursework alternative to Paper 2 but the Oxford Home Schooling course does not prepare you for the coursework alternative as this option is designed for the school classroom only.
The lessons are planned so that all the material and preparation required for the final examination papers is in the following five course modules:
The course is designed to develop
The IGCSE Biology course is an ideal preparation for those who wish to go on to study Biology, or other biological subjects, at AS and A2 level.
The course is designed to be accessible to students who may have only a limited previous background in science. There are 23 lessons and 13 tutor-marked assignments (TMAs), of which two are practice examinations.
The practical work described at various places in this course helps you to develop your skills for the practical-based components of the theory exams. It is not essential to carry out this work yourself, but if you can undertake some of it at home, or have the opportunity to perform supervised laboratory work in the course of your studies, this will be a great help.
Within IGCSE Home Education there are the following subjects