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IGCSE Human Biology – including exams

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IGCSE Human Biology – including exams

Human Biology is the study of the structure and function of the human body, looking at how the human species evolved, how we change over our lifespan, how we adapt to life stressors, and how our bodies are influenced by food, nutrition, disease, and environmental factors.

But for everything we know, there’s much more to discover, such as immunology and evolution.

This course will develop your knowledge of human biology, focusing on the medical aspects of human processes, examining how the human species evolved, how we change over our lifespan, and how external factors affect us. You learn about the physiology of the body's major systems, the impact of nutrition and the environment on health, and human development and evolution.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited will need to be settled with them directly.

Modules

Your course starts with two short units that cover everything you need to know about IGCSE Human Biology, all about the exams, and includes some great advice on how to successfully study online.

Units 3 to 14 cover the Human Biology part of the course

  • Cells and tissues
  • Biological molecules
  • Bones, muscles and joints
  • Coordination
  • Nutrition and energy
  • Respiration
  • Gas exchange
  • Internal transport
  • Homeostatic mechanisms
  • Reproduction and heredity
  • Disease

At the end of your course are a set of mock exams.

Entry Requirements

You must complete at least 50% of the course and pass the associated assignments before you are eligible to be entered for the exams.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 18 months.

Assessment requirements

The assessment consists of written exams

Exams required

One of our exam partners will provide the exam centre and oversee the examination process.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certificate 3 months after receiving the result.

Extension Rules

£40 for six months, maximum of twice. If expired more than six months ago, or have already had two extensions, then they need to restart the course and pay again.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before exams can be booked.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

You will be assessed regularly through assignments marked by your tutor and at the end with the mock exams.

Finally, you will take the written exams and achieve the Pearson IGCSE in Human Biology.

About the Human Biology exams

There are two exams in IGCSE Biology, available to take every summer and autumn.

Paper 1 is assessed through a 1-hour 45-minute written examination set and marked by Pearson. The paper includes a mixture of different question styles, including multiple-choice questions, short-answer questions, calculations and extended open-response questions. Questions may come from any topic area across the specification. The paper is worth 90 marks, and 50% of the overall grade.

Paper 2 is assessed through a 1-hour 45-minute written examination set and marked by Pearson. The paper includes a mixture of different question styles, including multiple-choice questions, short-answer questions, calculations and extended open-response questions. Questions may come from any topic area across the specification.  The paper is worth 90 marks, and 50% of the overall grade.

Grades

Both exams are combined to provide your overall score and your final grade.

The grades available range from 1 (at the lower end of the ability range) up to 9.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited will need to be settled with them directly.

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 Human Biology.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

While IGCSE Human Biology requires focused effort, the challenge can be hugely rewarding. Imagine dissecting the puzzle of how you function: understanding complex systems, analysing medical mysteries, and unlocking secrets hidden within your cells. The learning curve might be steep, but the sense of accomplishment for cracking these codes can be immensely satisfying. Additionally, the subject inherently connects to your own life, making it relevant and engaging as you explore the science behind every day experiences like exercise, nutrition, and sleep. If you enjoy intellectual challenges, exploring real-world applications, and unravelling the wonders of the human body, then IGCSE Human Biology offers a unique and exciting journey.
Our IGCSE Human Biology course embarks on a fascinating exploration of your own body, delving into its building blocks, intricate systems, and life-sustaining processes. From the microscopic world of cells and tissues, you'll zoom in on the essential biological molecules that make you tick. Uncover the framework that supports you with bones, muscles, and joints, and explore the marvels of your nervous system's coordination that keeps you balanced and moving. Learn how food fuels your body through nutrition and energy, and unlock the secrets of respiration and gas exchange, where oxygen becomes the lifeblood of your cells. You’ll also discover the intricate highways of internal transport that deliver vital supplies throughout your body and delve into the amazing homeostatic mechanisms that maintain a stable internal environment. The miracle of life unfolds through the study of reproduction and heredity, while the world of disease challenges you to understand how pathogens and your immune system interact. Each topic equips you with the knowledge and skills to appreciate the incredible complexity of the human body.
Mastering IGCSE Human Biology requires a multi-pronged approach. Focus on understanding, not memorising, using resources like diagrams and animations to visualise concepts. Practice with past papers and mark schemes to identify areas for improvement and get familiar with exam structure. Create mind maps, flashcards, or study guides to actively recall and solidify knowledge. Explain concepts to others or form study groups for collaborative learning and deeper understanding. Don't neglect practical applications, conducting experiments or simulations to solidify theoretical knowledge. Seek help from your tutors if you encounter difficulties. Remember, consistency and active engagement are key to unlocking success in IGCSE Human Biology.
While IGCSE Human Biology itself isn't a direct qualification for most professions, it paves the path for diverse and exciting options. It serves as a strong foundation for further science studies like A-Levels or BTECs in healthcare, opening doors to careers in medicine, nursing, biotechnology, or research. Even without specific science pursuits, the IGCSE equips you with valuable analytical and research skills sought after in fields like education, environmental science, forensics, and even business. Remember, the knowledge gained fosters a deeper understanding of your own health and wellbeing, empowering you to make informed choices throughout your life. However, if you truly want to unlock the full potential of Human Biology, pursuing a relevant degree opens even broader horizons. You could specialise in Genetics, Physiology, or Microbiology, leading to careers in genetic counselling, medical research, or even vaccine development. The possibilities are truly endless! So, whether you choose immediate employment or further studies, IGCSE Human Biology equips you with the knowledge, skills, and curiosity to make informed decisions and explore your passions.
Yes, it is. Everything you need to get an IGCSE in Human Biology is included in the course.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May

IGCSE Human Biology – including exams

Human Biology is the study of the structure and function of the human body, looking at how the human species evolved, how we change over our lifespan, how we adapt to life stressors, and how our bodies are influenced by food, nutrition, disease, and environmental factors.

But for everything we know, there’s much more to discover, such as immunology and evolution.

This course will develop your knowledge of human biology, focusing on the medical aspects of human processes, examining how the human species evolved, how we change over our lifespan, and how external factors affect us. You learn about the physiology of the body's major systems, the impact of nutrition and the environment on health, and human development and evolution.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited will need to be settled with them directly.

Modules

Your course starts with two short units that cover everything you need to know about IGCSE Human Biology, all about the exams, and includes some great advice on how to successfully study online.

Units 3 to 14 cover the Human Biology part of the course

  • Cells and tissues
  • Biological molecules
  • Bones, muscles and joints
  • Coordination
  • Nutrition and energy
  • Respiration
  • Gas exchange
  • Internal transport
  • Homeostatic mechanisms
  • Reproduction and heredity
  • Disease

At the end of your course are a set of mock exams.

Entry Requirements

You must complete at least 50% of the course and pass the associated assignments before you are eligible to be entered for the exams.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 18 months.

Assessment requirements

The assessment consists of written exams

Exams required

One of our exam partners will provide the exam centre and oversee the examination process.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certificate 3 months after receiving the result.

Extension Rules

£40 for six months, maximum of twice. If expired more than six months ago, or have already had two extensions, then they need to restart the course and pay again.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before exams can be booked.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

You will be assessed regularly through assignments marked by your tutor and at the end with the mock exams.

Finally, you will take the written exams and achieve the Pearson IGCSE in Human Biology.

About the Human Biology exams

There are two exams in IGCSE Biology, available to take every summer and autumn.

Paper 1 is assessed through a 1-hour 45-minute written examination set and marked by Pearson. The paper includes a mixture of different question styles, including multiple-choice questions, short-answer questions, calculations and extended open-response questions. Questions may come from any topic area across the specification. The paper is worth 90 marks, and 50% of the overall grade.

Paper 2 is assessed through a 1-hour 45-minute written examination set and marked by Pearson. The paper includes a mixture of different question styles, including multiple-choice questions, short-answer questions, calculations and extended open-response questions. Questions may come from any topic area across the specification.  The paper is worth 90 marks, and 50% of the overall grade.

Grades

Both exams are combined to provide your overall score and your final grade.

The grades available range from 1 (at the lower end of the ability range) up to 9.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited will need to be settled with them directly.

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 Human Biology.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

While IGCSE Human Biology requires focused effort, the challenge can be hugely rewarding. Imagine dissecting the puzzle of how you function: understanding complex systems, analysing medical mysteries, and unlocking secrets hidden within your cells. The learning curve might be steep, but the sense of accomplishment for cracking these codes can be immensely satisfying. Additionally, the subject inherently connects to your own life, making it relevant and engaging as you explore the science behind every day experiences like exercise, nutrition, and sleep. If you enjoy intellectual challenges, exploring real-world applications, and unravelling the wonders of the human body, then IGCSE Human Biology offers a unique and exciting journey.
Our IGCSE Human Biology course embarks on a fascinating exploration of your own body, delving into its building blocks, intricate systems, and life-sustaining processes. From the microscopic world of cells and tissues, you'll zoom in on the essential biological molecules that make you tick. Uncover the framework that supports you with bones, muscles, and joints, and explore the marvels of your nervous system's coordination that keeps you balanced and moving. Learn how food fuels your body through nutrition and energy, and unlock the secrets of respiration and gas exchange, where oxygen becomes the lifeblood of your cells. You’ll also discover the intricate highways of internal transport that deliver vital supplies throughout your body and delve into the amazing homeostatic mechanisms that maintain a stable internal environment. The miracle of life unfolds through the study of reproduction and heredity, while the world of disease challenges you to understand how pathogens and your immune system interact. Each topic equips you with the knowledge and skills to appreciate the incredible complexity of the human body.
Mastering IGCSE Human Biology requires a multi-pronged approach. Focus on understanding, not memorising, using resources like diagrams and animations to visualise concepts. Practice with past papers and mark schemes to identify areas for improvement and get familiar with exam structure. Create mind maps, flashcards, or study guides to actively recall and solidify knowledge. Explain concepts to others or form study groups for collaborative learning and deeper understanding. Don't neglect practical applications, conducting experiments or simulations to solidify theoretical knowledge. Seek help from your tutors if you encounter difficulties. Remember, consistency and active engagement are key to unlocking success in IGCSE Human Biology.
While IGCSE Human Biology itself isn't a direct qualification for most professions, it paves the path for diverse and exciting options. It serves as a strong foundation for further science studies like A-Levels or BTECs in healthcare, opening doors to careers in medicine, nursing, biotechnology, or research. Even without specific science pursuits, the IGCSE equips you with valuable analytical and research skills sought after in fields like education, environmental science, forensics, and even business. Remember, the knowledge gained fosters a deeper understanding of your own health and wellbeing, empowering you to make informed choices throughout your life. However, if you truly want to unlock the full potential of Human Biology, pursuing a relevant degree opens even broader horizons. You could specialise in Genetics, Physiology, or Microbiology, leading to careers in genetic counselling, medical research, or even vaccine development. The possibilities are truly endless! So, whether you choose immediate employment or further studies, IGCSE Human Biology equips you with the knowledge, skills, and curiosity to make informed decisions and explore your passions.
Yes, it is. Everything you need to get an IGCSE in Human Biology is included in the course.
OUR PASS RATE
GCSEs
96%
(National Average 82.6%)
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