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Edexcel International GCSE in Biology Qualification
Biology is the study of all living things, from smallest to largest. The course is designed to develop a broad understanding of biological facts, providing a fantastic introduction to all aspects of biology. This home study IGCSE course gives you the opportunity to learn about the science behind life, you will study the human body as well as the plant and animal kingdoms at every level from microscopic to larger life forms. Through this course you will look at the characteristics and variety of living organisms and at their structures and functions. Reproduction and inheritance will also be studied. IGCSE Biology looks also at ecology and the environment and the use of biological resources. The course is packed with plenty of examples, diagrams and explanations to aid your understanding and help you visualise the topics as you work through them. You will learn to select, organise and present information clearly and logically, using appropriate scientific terms and conventions.
Study of biology can also lead on to a variety of rewarding career paths. It is essential if you want to pursue a degree in medicine, biology, botany, zoology, or any other relevant branch. Moreover, the Biology studies include aspects of science that are relevant to everyday life and therefore appropriate for adult learning and the skills you learn through this course are valuable in a number of other careers.
Studying the Pearson-Edexcel IGCSE curriculum in biology is an appropriate qualification for distance learning in terms of teaching and receiving education and taking the formal examinations. Once you have completed your course, you will have prepared yourself to attend an external formal examinations in either of the British Council or one of the Pearson-Edexcel approved examination centers in your country of residence.
Accreditation and Course Code
The course prepares you to sit for Pearson-Edexcel examination in the IGCSE in biology in any Pearson-Edexcel approved examination center in the UK, or if you are an overseas student then you can either sit for the formal exam of this course in any of Pearson-Edexcel approved exam centers in your country of residence or with the nearest British Council branch to you. The full name of the qualifications is:
PEARSON-EDEXCEL International GCSE in Biology (4BI1)
Academic requirements: You don't need any previous qualifications to enrol in any of our IGCSE courses, but you will only need some basic maths for this course. For student who needs some mathematics push or brush up, we have designed for them a mathematics preparation short course to study before starting their IGCSE course, that shall help in filling up any lack or gap in maths basics skills. The course is most suitable to applicants who has studied to a school level equivalent to or higher than grade 8 or any other equivalent qualification.
English language requirement: If your first language is English then you may skip this section.
If your first language is Not English and you wish to enrol in our IGCSE courses then you are required to take our free online English proficiency test (EPT) in order to assess if you can join our IGCSE courses immediately or would require to take some English language courses for preparation first. Upon finishing your EPT test you will immediate have a feedback on your English language skills and which level it is equivalent to, just follow the on-screen instructions to the end. To take the English proficiency test please click here.
If your English language skills do not qualify you to start immediately, then you can still enrol in our IGCSE courses, that will entitle you to join our English language preparation courses from any English level that you have presently up to the Elementary level 3B free of charge provided you have already enrolled in 5 International GCSE subjects.
The IGCSE in biology gives the student the opportunity to progress to the International AS-level in biology. The second option is to add it together with another three to four International GCSEs subjects to qualify you to meet most of British university foundation year admission criteria (the number of IGCSE subjects depends on each university requirements). Biology qualification allows you to progress smoothly to more specialised areas of science from medicine, biology, botany, zoology, or any other and more relevant branch.
It is known that everywhere in the word student studies full time at a school sits her/his exams in the same school, but due to the popularity and demand for the British qualifications many examination boards such as Pearson-Edexcel and Cambridge International have allowed private candidates such as distance learners to be able to sit for their exams from their country of residence without the need to come to the UK to take those exams, this was dealt with by appointing some organizations in each country chosen by the examination boards (Pearson-Edexcel or Cambridge International) in order provide the exams location to the students. There are two options for distance learner where they can register and sit for their exams in their country of residence:
Option-1: Pearson-Edexcel Approved Exam Centres.
Option-2: British Council: Pearson-Edexcel and Cambridge work in a partnership with the British Council which allows students in many countries to be able to sit for their exams in the British Council as private candidates. To find more information about the British Council click here then choose your country from the dropdown menu. Please remember to inform them that you are a “Private Candidate” and would like to register for Pearson-Edexcel or Cambridge exams and provide them with exam name and code.
What Your Course Fees Doesn’t Cover
Course fees do NOT include examinations or arrangement fees which required to sit for your formal exams and are paid for either the examination centre whether it is Pearson-Edexcel Examination Approved Centre or the British Council in your country of residence.
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Payment & Monthly Instalments
The Below Payment Option Applies Only to the UK Resident Only
For instalment plan, you may spread the course fee over 10 months with each payment equals to £45 with 0% interest. If this option suits you, you may submit your application for the course by clicking the green button below then after the submission set your direct debit payment plan through GOCARDLESS button below for the Biology IGCSE course: