Biology IGCSE | Oxford Home Schooling

Biology IGCSE

Course information

Covering a broad range of topics, from cell and plant life to ecology and food production, the Biology IGCSE course is a popular choice for students that require a basic level of biological understanding before studying the topic at A level.

The course itself is made up of five modules, 23 lessons and 13 tutor-marked assessments, two of which are mock examinations. Each lesson will challenge the student, helping them to achieve the targets set throughout each module. This, in turn, will prepare them for future examinations.


Throughout the course, there will be a mixture of both theoretical and practical science, although it is not essential for students to carry out any practical experiments themselves while at home.

Oxford Home Schooling IGCSE Biology course matches the content of the Edexcel  4BI1 IGCSE specification for examination in summer 2019 and later years.

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The examinations taken on the Biology IGCSE course are split into two.

The first – Paper 1 – is out of 120 marks and contributes to 61% of the final mark. This examination will last for two hours and covers the core topics only.

The second examination – Paper 2 – covers both the core and higher topics. This paper is out of 60 marks and lasts for 75 minutes.

Course duration and study time

When you enrol with Oxford Home Schooling we will agree on an intended examination date with you.  Your support will last all the way up to this examination date, regardless of whether you decide to do the course in 9 months or 30.

The recommended number of study hours for this course is 200 hours

Course price

Our Biology IGCSE course fee is £375

You may pay using our interest free easy payment scheme. Pay a £75 deposit followed by eight monthly instalments of £37.50.

You will receive support from a fully-qualified tutor holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education.

This support includes:

  • Marking all assignments for the course
  • Written answers to specific study problems
  • Telephone contact

When you begin this course, you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser. Your support period lasts up to this examination date.

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What’s next?

After receiving their Biology IGCSE, the majority of students go on to study any one of or all of the sciences at AS and A2 level. From here, they will have a number of options, including university study as well as a range of professional careers.

Applying for a BTEC is another option that’s open to students that pass their Biology IGCSE, with Health and Social Care and Public Services being two of the most popular choices

A career in biological science?

Learn the fundamentals of biology, enhance your knowledge and equip yourself with a solid foundation on which a career in science can be built. Our Biology IGCSE is a home educated course that will equip you with everything you need to study the course at a higher level in the future.

In terms of career options, the skills and knowledge that students learn while studying for their Biology IGCSE provide them with plenty of opportunities. Not only does a Biology IGCSE provide a clear path into the NHS, it is also beneficial for students looking to explore a career in science, research or the environment.

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