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IGCSE BIOLOGY

 

BIOLOGY

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW

• Biology Paper 1
• Biology Paper 2

CONTENT

1 The nature and variety of living organisms 
2 Structure and functions in living organisms 
3 Reproduction and inheritance 
4 Ecology and the environment 
5 Use of biological resources

ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

Paper 1B

Assessed through a 2-hour written examination set and marked by Pearson. The paper is weighted at 61.1% of the qualification.

A mixture of different question styles, including multiple-choice questions, short-answer questions, calculations and extended open-response questions.

Assesses the content that is not in bold and does not have a ‘B’ reference. Questions may come from any topic area across the specification.

Paper 2B

Assessed through a 1-hour and 15-minute written examination set and marked by Pearson. The paper is weighted at 38.9% of the qualification.

 A mixture of different question styles, including multiple-choice questions, short-answer questions, calculations and extended open-response questions.

Assesses all the content, including content that is in bold and has a ‘B’ reference. Questions may come from any topic area across the specification.

Bold statements cover some sub-topics in greater depth.

 
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ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVE WEIGHTING