Our Online GCSE Biology Course is the international version or IGCSE. The IGCSE course aims to give students a knowledge and understanding of biological facts, concepts and principles, while developing experimental skills. Students will also learn to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them. This is the same qualification you would achieve at school or college.
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This course will teach you the Edexcel IGCSE Biology syllabus (4BI1). You’ll study 5 units:
For a full breakdown of course content, download the IGCSE Biology Brochure.
All of your lessons and assessments are available on CloudPort - our Moodle-based learning environment (Moodle VLEs are used by most colleges and universities in the UK).
Start with lesson 1 and work through the course in a linear pathway or choose to jump to the section that you need. Your learning in completely flexible and allows you to set your programme of learning around the skills you need.
Submit assessments as you work through the course. Get instant results and feedback on activities to track your progress. Use these assessments as learning launchpads, allowing you to focus your time on the topics you need to brush up on.
You will have access to all course materials, assessments and tutor support for 12 months from the day of enrolment. Extensions are available for students who wish to study over a longer period.
You are not alone! You will be assigned a personal 1:1 tutor on your day of enrolment. Your tutor will remain by your side, throughout your learning journey until you get qualified.
All tutors are qualified teachers and subject matter specialist ensure you have the correct guidance and support when you need it. As a CloudLearn student you have unlimited access to tutor support.
CloudLearn GCSEs and A-Levels are structured around formative assessments allowing you to test your knowledge as you work towards qualification. Before taking your exam you will submit a mock exam to give you the practise you need before the big day.
When ready we arrange your exam. We have agreements with exam centres all over the UK. Our students also take advantage of preferential pricing due to the volume of students we channel to exam centres.
As part of your enrolment service package we will make all the arrangements for your final exam. This includes locating a centre and booking the relevant exam/s. Exam fees are additional.
Exam fees can be bundled using the Exam Bundles drop down when adding to basket. Have a look on our Exams Page for a detailed explanation of this service.
The Edexcel IGCSE Biology exam is available in January and May/June each year. It is assessed over 2 exam papers:
We generally ask that you book written exams at least 6 months in advance.
Booking your exam after the booking deadline will incur late fees (available for one month after deadline) and high late fees (available up until exam entry closure).
Choose to pay in full or spread the cost over our 6 months interest-free payment plans.
We offer longer payment plans of 12, 24, 36 or 48 months. These extended plans are subject to interest. For more details contact our student advisors on 0330 111 4006 or visit our payment plan page.
Biology is an essential course of study should you wish to pursue a career in science or medicine or if you are considering higher level study in any of the natural sciences. However, by studying with CloudLearn you will acquire a unique skill set that will set you apart from other candidates in your field of study or on your chosen career-path. For example, you will discover how to be an adaptive and innovative thinker by creatively using biological facts, concepts and principles in new and changing situations.
Additionally, you will learn the importance of open-mindedness and social responsibility, through evaluating, in terms of their biological knowledge and understanding, the benefits and drawbacks of scientific and technological developments, including those related to social, environmental and economic issues.
Furthermore, you will vastly improve your ability to analyse and communicate through learning how to convey information about complex biological processes and techniques. We also hope to show you the benefits of continuous learning and intellectual curiosity by inspiring a sustained enjoyment of, and interest in, the scientific world. These skills are just a few that you will learn during the CloudLearn GCSE Biology Course that will make you an ideal candidate for any degree or profession.
Online GCSE Biology Course Edexcel