Biology (IGCSE) (8401)
The AQA Level 1/2 Certificate in Biology is equivalent to a GCSE full course, taking 120-140 Guided Learning Hours.
It is a topic-based specification designed to stimulate students' enthusiasm for biology and scientific enquiry. Topics include:
- cell structure
- human biology
- defending ourselves against infectious disease
- variation and inheritance.
Assessment is linear, with students taking two 90-minute written papers, each worth 50% of the marks. There is no controlled assessment.
There are no previous learning requirements for this course, but it is particularly suitable for students who want to go on to study biology at A-level.
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Codes and references
|Qualification type||AQA Certificate (IGCSE)|
|Specification title||Biology (IGCSE)|
|Guided Learning Hours||120-140|