Edexcel IGCSE Biology Tuition

BioChem Education prepares students for Paper 1 & Paper 2 of Edexcel IGCSE Biology (2017) through our notes, past paper practice and mock exams practice to help them attain Level 8/9.

Edexcel IGCSE Biology consists of 5 teaching modules

The nature and variety of living organisms
Structure and functions of living organisms
Reproduction and inheritance
Ecology and the environment
Use of biological resources

The nature & variety of organisms


  • Features of organisms. 
  • Nutrition & respiration.
  • Excretion & response. 
  • Movement.
  • Homoeostasis. 
  • Reproduction & growth. 
  • Variety of living organisms.
  • Plants & animals.
  • Fungi & protoctists.
  • Prokaryotic organisms. 
  • Pathogens.  
The nature & variety of living organisms

Structure/functions of organisms 


  • Levels of organisation. 
  • Cell structure.
  • Biological molecules.
  • Movement of substances. 
  • Diffusion & osmosis.
  • Active transport.
  • Nutrition & respiration.
  • Gas exchange. 
  • Transport systems. 
  • Excretion (kidneys).  
  • Nervous Coordination.  
Structure & Functions of living organisms

Reproduction & Inheritance 


  • Reproduction in plants.
  • Pollination.   
  • Seed germination.
  • Reproduction in humans.  
  • Sexual reproduction.
  • Menstrual cycle.
  • Structure of DNA.  
  • Protein synthesis.
  • Mitosis & meiosis. 
  • Genetic variation.
  • Genetic variation. 
Reproduction & Inheritance

Ecology & the environment


  • Ecology.
  • Feeding relationship. 
  • food chains & food webs.
  • Pyramids of ecosystem. 
  • Cycles of ecosystem.
  • Carbon & nitrogen cycle. 
  • Air pollution.
  • Greenhouse effect. 
  • Global warming.
  • Eutrophication.
  • Effects of deforestation.  
Ecology & environment

Use of biological resources


  • Food production.
  • Crop yield.
  • Pest control.
  • Yogurt production.  
  • Industrial fermenter.
  • Fish farming.  
  • Selective breeding.  
  • Genetic modification.
  • Transgenic organisms.   
  • Cloning of animals.  
  • Micropropagation.
Use of biological resources

Edexcel  IGCSE Biology Assessments : Paper 1 & Paper 2

Biology Paper 1 & Biology Paper 2

Exam weightage: Paper 1 (61.1 %) & Paper 2 (38.9%)

Marks available: Paper 1 (110) & Paper 2 (70)

Question types: MCQs, short-answer, calculations & extended open response questions. 

Overview of assessment

Exam duration: Paper 1 (2 hours) & paper 2 (1 hour & 15 min).


The total number of marks is 180.


The students are graded on Levels 1 to 9

Online tuition for Edexcel IGCSE Biology

BioChem Education provides online tutoring via our resident full-time biology tutors, who have amassed over 10 years of experience teaching students in London and around the world.

  • Lecture Notes

  • Past Papers Practice

  • Mock Exam Practice

Sample Lecture videos

Biology Tutors

Tutor

Dr. Faisal Rana

Dr. Faisal Rana is a full-time biology tutor at BioChem Education since 2009. After completing his PhD degree from University of Oxford, Dr. Faisal  has taught over 100 students at GCSE & A-levels. His teaching strategy revolves around his notes and practice of exam style questions with focus on exam technique. 

Dr. Kanzul Iman 

Dr. Iman is a full-time Biology tutor at BioChem Education since 2009. Since leaving medical school, she has taught over 100 students worldwide at GCSE & A-levels. Her 12 years of teaching experience is invalubale help for students to improve their exam technique and learn syllabus content through her teaching notes. 

BioChem Education offers two modes of online tuition

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    • Bespoke notes, worksheets & tests.
    • Lessons on syllabus topics. 
    • Topic wise practice of questions.
    • Practice of past exam papers.
    • Tailored IGCSE Biology course for students. 

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    • Videos on syllabus topics.
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    • Video solutions to past exam papers. 
    • Affordable learning priced at £50. 

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