IGCSE Human Biology

Full qualification title

IGCSE Human Biology

Online | You will need to arrange to sit the exam as an external candidate with a local school or exam centre
Course fee
Payment options
Pay in full | Monthly Instalments (from £45 per month)
6 months
Course start date
A human eye

The Course follows the Edexcel IGCSE Human Biology syllabus (4HB1), for which more information can be found below:

    • This is an International GCSE
    • Grades achievable 9 -1
    • Assessment is through 2 written exams
    • Exam One (4HBO/1 contributes two thirds of the qualification)
    • The exams last 1-hour and 45 minutes
    • Each exam is worth 50% of the qualification
    • The exams are a mixture of different question styles, including calculations, multiple-choice, short-answer, comprehension and extended open-response questions
    • Exam date: May/June and January
    • Link: to the Edexcel IGCSE Human Biology Syllabus (4HB1)


Components of study

You will study comprehensive and detailed aspects of modern human biology. Including; Cells, Tissues and Molecules, Skeletal coordination, Nutrition Reproduction and Hereditary, Internal transport processes, Disease, non-pathogenic organisms along with gaining an understanding of the relationship between humans and their environment. Taking the Human Biology IGCSE course will help you to gain a greater understanding of the structure and function of the human biology and how the environment can be adapted to improve conditions for all.   

Subject content: Cells and tissues, Biological molecules, Movement of substances in and out of cells, Bones, muscles and joints, Coordination, Nutrition and energy, Respiration, Gas exchange, Internal transport, Homeostatic mechanisms, Reproduction and heredity, Disease

Exams: Your responsibilities

    • Check Exam Timetables
    • Locate an Approved Exam centre
    • Contact the Approved Exam Centre to confirm acceptance of Private Candidates
    • Explain to the Exam's officer which exam you wish to be entered for using the course code
    • Book your place on the exam and pay the exam fee
    • Don't leave it too late to book your place

Whilst we do not arrange your exam for you, we will offer guidance in locating an Approved Exam Centre. We do not accept liability for issues relating to exam entries or charges. Many schools and colleges accept private candidates at their discretion. All the required forms and information relating to the awarding organisation (accept the approved exam centre entry form) can be downloaded from here.