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Course Overview

Our Online IGCSE Biology Course is the international version. This is the same qualification you would achieve at school or college
By studying IGCSE Biology, you will gain knowledge of the deepest mechanisms of cell division and cell functions within different organisms, and discover how the various systems of the human body work together to facilitate life.
From genetics and evolution to biodiversity and deforestation, you’ll have a solid foundation in biological studies after completing this online IGCSE Biology course.  You’ll open the door to a wide variety of interesting professions, including medicine, dentistry, zoology, microbiology, pharmacology and much more.
Our IGCSE Biology online course is enhanced with lessons with a bank of resources, interactive tests and activities.  The course focuses on strands of learning within the curriculum to improve progression throughout, offering a seamless progression.
We provide learning resources that focus on assessment objectives and are organised by topic, allowing you to use them alongside our scheme of work.

The online course measures progression and assesses understanding with;

  • Enables students to build, apply and review their understanding with worksheets and Quick Quizzes..
  • Ensure understanding of the key concepts for the main topics with appropriate presentations.
  • Provides complete specification coverage with a list of learning objectives.
This online course has been designed specifically to be studied online in your own time, at your own pace.

Course Options:

  1. Self Study
All of our IGCSE are studied online with support from our specialist subject tutors. You will be given access to our online learning materials and e-books. Your tutor will provide feedback on your learning.  They will also be on available on email support.
  • Access to full course online
  • e-books provided
  • Workbooks* will be posted
  • Interactive quizzes*
  • Google Classroom Access
  • Tutor email support
  • Register your exams with us

About our teachers

Our teachers are enthusiastic about learning. Teachers will support students towards their individual pathways in education.. Our teachers are here to help!
Course structure – Self-study option
  • Total course – 160 hours online
  • Students are expected to study 6 hours per week, independently
Course fees – Self-study Option
  • Enrolment fee:      £80
  • Course fee:          £495
Instalments available over 8 months (Sept- April) – pay £46.90 per month (after deducting the application fee)

How to Apply?

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Send a scanned, coloured copy of your Passport or Driving License
  3. Pay the application fee of £200 (the application fee is made up of £80 enrolment fee and £120 towards the course fee, this fee is non-refundable)

Course Contents

  • Characteristics of living organisms
  • Variety of living organisms
  • Levels of organisation
  • Cell structure
  • Biological molecules
  • Movement of substances into and out of cell
  • Plant nutrition
  • Human nitration
  • Respiration
  • Gas exchange
  • Transport in plants
  • Transport in humans
  • Excretion
  • Coordination and response
  • Reproduction
  • Inheritance
  • The organism and the environment
  •  Feeding relationships
  •  Cycles within ecosystems
  •  Human influence on the environment
  • Food production
  • Selective breeding
  • Genetic modification
  • Cloning

Previous knowledge required

There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.


You’ll be required to complete two IGCSE standard written exams.

Official exams

  • Written exam: 2 hours, 61.1% of IGCSE, 110 marks.
  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes, 38.9% of IGCSE, 70 marks

Course Duration

You will have 1 year to complete the full IGCSE Biology course from the date you start the course. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time

Study hours

180 hours

Study Method

This course enables you to study for a IGCSE in Biology by online learning.  Full tutor support is available via email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the coursework and exams, you will receive a IGCSE in Biology. The awarding body is Pearson Edecxel

Exam Details

Take Your Exams at Swansea College Exam Centre

Swansea Online Learning College can provide a guaranteed exam space in our affiliated exam centre, taking away the hassle of needing to find your own.

Register for your exams today…

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