IGCSE Human Biology
Exam code: 4HB1
Delivery method: Online
IGCSE duration: 120 hours over 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: Edexcel IGCSE Human Biology
Awarding body: Edexcel
IGCSE Human Biology introduces you to the various systems of the human body from organ level right down to the microscopic level of cells. There are also sections on human reproduction, disease and how we are affected by and affect the environment.
IGCSE Human Biology Overview
Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Edexcel IGCSE Human Biology (4HB1) qualification.
IGCSE Human Biology Content
This IGCSE is divided into 14 units:
Unit 1: Cells and Tissues
Unit 2: Biological Molecules
Unit 3: Movement of Substances in and out of Cells
Unit 4: Form and Movement: Bones, Muscles and Joints
Unit 5: Coordination
Unit 6: Nutrition and Energy
Unit 7: Respiration
Unit 8: Gas Exchange
Unit 9: Internal Transport
Unit 10: Homeostatic Mechanisms
Unit 11: Reproduction and Heredity
Unit 12: Disease
- Knowledge and understanding of the structure and functions of the human body.
- Appreciation of how the human organism maintains itself.
- Appreciation of how humans relate to other animals and how we depend on plants.
- An understanding of how we can best modify our environment and habitats to produce healthy conditions for present and future populations.
The Edexcel IGCSE Human Biology qualification is gained once both exam papers are successfully completed.
These exams are administered by Pearson Edexcel. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college or private tuition centre.
Use the map below there are a huge number of places where you can sit your exams.
In addition, if you select the added tutor support there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the content, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty. This will ensure you are prepared for the final exams.
Method of study
The IGCSE is delivered online via the Learning Management System (LMS).
The online IGCSE has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
If you opt for tutor support it also includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
We highly recommend the additional tutor option to support our IGCSE e-books. For just £35 you will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the content whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.
How quickly can I complete the IGCSE?
You can complete your IGCSE as quickly or slowly within the 12 months as you choose. The recommended study time for the content is 120 hours. The exam dates are set by the exam boards and for IGCSE Human Biology are available in January or May/June each year. This gives you two opportunities to sit the exams over the 12 months