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Tutor Support Included

Learning remotely doesn’t mean you’re on your own! You’ll be able to message your tutor through our industry-leading learning platform.

Flexible Payment Options

Enrol today for £0 deposit & spread the cost over 24 months

Learn At Your Own Pace

Study wherever and whenever you want. You’ll have access to your course for one year so you can fit your learning around your other commitments.

GCSE / iGCSE Biology - exams not included

100% online
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5 units
130 guided
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GCSE / iGCSE Biology - exams not included

This Course at a Glance

  • Build your knowledge of amazingly complex living organisms 
  • Gain mathematical skills complementary to Biology 
  • Obtain an internationally recognised qualification
  • A gateway to Level 3 qualifications
  • 100% online study
  • Exam not included 
 

About Your Course

If you have ever envisaged a career in science and research, sport, medicine, forensics or even agriculture, you will need a detailed understanding of living organisms. As the study of life and living matter, Biology is the perfect subject to explore as a steppingstone into these areas. 

 

The earliest level of academic qualification you can gain in Biology is at Level 2, and the GCSE or iGCSE are ideal options.

Like traditional GCSEs, iGCSEs provide a gateway to further study for students, so you can progress to Level 3 study before completing a degree. 

 

In this course you will explore an array of interesting and insightful modules, that cover everything from reproduction and inheritance, to the nature and variety of living organisms, ecology and the environment. 

 

This will enable you to identify the unifying patterns and themes in Biology and methods of adapting their use to new and changing situations. You will also have a good comprehension of biological facts, terminology, concepts, principles and practical techniques.

 

The course also provides options to localise the content so that the topics covered relate to your own country. As it’s studied online, extra attention has been paid to creating content that is engaging and interesting. Overall, this course has been verified as adequate preparation for anyone who wants to further their knowledge of Biology, subjects in biological sciences and more.

 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. 
 
Being offered completely online, this course also provides you with the flexibility of completing your GCSE or iGCSE learning from the comfort of home, or wherever suits you best. There are no classes or restrictive timetables to adhere to, so you can simply log on and learn as and when you have the time.

Modules

There are 11 units in your course. The first two units include everything you need to know about both the GCSE and the iGCSE Biology qualification, exam locations and guidance on how to successfully study online.

Unit 3: Introduction to Science - Biology. In your first biology unit, you will learn about the principles of biological science. 

Unit 4: Cell Biology. This unit covers the fundamentals of cells, the building blocks of life.

Unit 5: Organisation of cells. This unit builds on unit 4 and looks at how cells are organised into component parts of the organism, and cellular health issues.

​Unit 6: Infection and Response. Now you have an understanding of how cells and organs function, this unit looks at how cells respond to infection.

Unit 7: Bioenergetics. This unit focuses on how cells transform and use energy.

Unit 8: Homeostasis and Response. Homeostasis is the regulation of a constant internal environment, in particular how the conditions are maintained to ensure optimum conditions for metabolism and changes in response to both internal and external fluctuations. In this unit you'll learn all about it:

Unit 9: Inheritance. This unit looks at how certain traits are passed on during reproduction.

Unit 10: Variation and Evolution. This unit looks at the characteristics of individuals within a population and how they occur.

Unit 11: Ecology . Your final unit looks at the Ecosystem and the impact humans have on it. 

At the end of your units you will find a full set of mock exams.

Entry Requirements

This online course builds on the content, knowledge and skills that are explored and developed in Key Stage 3, the programme of study aimed at ages 11–14, or international equivalents for Science.

As such, there are no entry requirements to enrol on this course. However, the assessments for this course are only available in English, and for this reason, each learner must be able to work in English.

It is recommended that learners can read and write in English at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions here

At the end of each unit, you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed, your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your GCSE or iGCSE exam!

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course.

 

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

If you decide to take the iGCSE exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an iGCSE in Biology. 

International GCSEs (iGCSEs) enable successful progression to A Level study and beyond. This course has been created in collaboration with International Advanced Level and GCE A Level Teachers, as well as Higher Education Professors to validate the appropriateness of the qualification, including its content, skills development and assessment structure.

 

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Progression

By successfully completing this course and the associated exams, you can progress to:
  • International Advanced Level, for example in Biology
  • GCE Advanced Level, for example in Biology
  • Level 3 vocational qualifications in Science, for example, BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science
  • Other comparable, Level 3 qualifications, such as Access to Higher Education Diplomas
  • Employment, for example in a science-based industry where an apprenticeship may be available

  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 13th December
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 13th December

GCSE / iGCSE Biology - exams not included

This Course at a Glance

  • Build your knowledge of amazingly complex living organisms 
  • Gain mathematical skills complementary to Biology 
  • Obtain an internationally recognised qualification
  • A gateway to Level 3 qualifications
  • 100% online study
  • Exam not included 
 

About Your Course

If you have ever envisaged a career in science and research, sport, medicine, forensics or even agriculture, you will need a detailed understanding of living organisms. As the study of life and living matter, Biology is the perfect subject to explore as a steppingstone into these areas. 

 

The earliest level of academic qualification you can gain in Biology is at Level 2, and the GCSE or iGCSE are ideal options.

Like traditional GCSEs, iGCSEs provide a gateway to further study for students, so you can progress to Level 3 study before completing a degree. 

 

In this course you will explore an array of interesting and insightful modules, that cover everything from reproduction and inheritance, to the nature and variety of living organisms, ecology and the environment. 

 

This will enable you to identify the unifying patterns and themes in Biology and methods of adapting their use to new and changing situations. You will also have a good comprehension of biological facts, terminology, concepts, principles and practical techniques.

 

The course also provides options to localise the content so that the topics covered relate to your own country. As it’s studied online, extra attention has been paid to creating content that is engaging and interesting. Overall, this course has been verified as adequate preparation for anyone who wants to further their knowledge of Biology, subjects in biological sciences and more.

 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. 
 
Being offered completely online, this course also provides you with the flexibility of completing your GCSE or iGCSE learning from the comfort of home, or wherever suits you best. There are no classes or restrictive timetables to adhere to, so you can simply log on and learn as and when you have the time.

Modules

There are 11 units in your course. The first two units include everything you need to know about both the GCSE and the iGCSE Biology qualification, exam locations and guidance on how to successfully study online.

Unit 3: Introduction to Science - Biology. In your first biology unit, you will learn about the principles of biological science. 

Unit 4: Cell Biology. This unit covers the fundamentals of cells, the building blocks of life.

Unit 5: Organisation of cells. This unit builds on unit 4 and looks at how cells are organised into component parts of the organism, and cellular health issues.

​Unit 6: Infection and Response. Now you have an understanding of how cells and organs function, this unit looks at how cells respond to infection.

Unit 7: Bioenergetics. This unit focuses on how cells transform and use energy.

Unit 8: Homeostasis and Response. Homeostasis is the regulation of a constant internal environment, in particular how the conditions are maintained to ensure optimum conditions for metabolism and changes in response to both internal and external fluctuations. In this unit you'll learn all about it:

Unit 9: Inheritance. This unit looks at how certain traits are passed on during reproduction.

Unit 10: Variation and Evolution. This unit looks at the characteristics of individuals within a population and how they occur.

Unit 11: Ecology . Your final unit looks at the Ecosystem and the impact humans have on it. 

At the end of your units you will find a full set of mock exams.

Entry Requirements

This online course builds on the content, knowledge and skills that are explored and developed in Key Stage 3, the programme of study aimed at ages 11–14, or international equivalents for Science.

As such, there are no entry requirements to enrol on this course. However, the assessments for this course are only available in English, and for this reason, each learner must be able to work in English.

It is recommended that learners can read and write in English at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions here

Assessment

At the end of each unit, you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed, your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your GCSE or iGCSE exam!

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course.

 

Qualifications

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

If you decide to take the iGCSE exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an iGCSE in Biology. 

International GCSEs (iGCSEs) enable successful progression to A Level study and beyond. This course has been created in collaboration with International Advanced Level and GCE A Level Teachers, as well as Higher Education Professors to validate the appropriateness of the qualification, including its content, skills development and assessment structure.

 

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Progression

By successfully completing this course and the associated exams, you can progress to:
  • International Advanced Level, for example in Biology
  • GCE Advanced Level, for example in Biology
  • Level 3 vocational qualifications in Science, for example, BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science
  • Other comparable, Level 3 qualifications, such as Access to Higher Education Diplomas
  • Employment, for example in a science-based industry where an apprenticeship may be available

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