Biology IGCSE Edexcel

Length of course: 5 half-day sessions
Boards: Edexcel (9-1) 4BI1

This course is designed for students studying IGCSE Biology with Edexcel.

This course is not suitable for those students studying IGCSE Double/Dual Award Science or for those students studying any science courses which are not International.

This course will be delivered to higher tier standard. The following topics will be covered:

  • Characteristics of living organisms
  • Features of eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms
  • Cell structure and organisation
  • Movement of substances into and out of cells
  • Food tests for reducing sugars, fats, starch and protein
  • Enzymes, Photosynthesis, Diet and nutrition
  • Alimentary canal
  • Transport in plants and Transport in animals
  • Disease and immunity
  • Gas exchange in humans, Respiration, Gas exchange in plants
  • Excretion in humans
  • Co-ordination and response
  • Tropic responses in plants
  • Antibiotics
  • Reproduction in plants and Reproduction in animals
  • DNA and protein synthesis
  • Meiosis and Mitosis
  • Monohybrid crosses
  • Codominance
  • Mutation and evolution
  • Selective breeding
  • Ecology
  • Nitrogen cycle and carbon cycle
  • Biotechnology and genetic engineering
  • Food supply
  • Eutrophication, greenhouse gases and deforestation
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using stem cells in medicine
  • The importance of cell differentiation in the development of specialised cells
  • GM food
  • Transgenic animals and cloning
  • Fish farming