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Biology

Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9 - 1) in Biology (1BI0)

Biology consists of two externally examined papers which are worth 50% each. 
It is also available at foundation and higher tier. All examinations are 1 hour and 45 minutes in length and students must complete all assessments within the same tier (either foundation or higher).

Please click on the link for the full course specification: Biology GCSE 

Overview of Topics Covered in each Paper

Paper  Topics 
Paper 1 
  • Topic 1 – Key concepts in biology
  • Topic 2 – Cells and control
  • Topic 3 – Genetics
  • Topic 4 – Natural selection and genetic modification
  • Topic 5 – Health, disease and the development of medicines
Paper 2 
 
  • Topic 1 – Key concepts in biology
  • Topic 6 – Plant structures and their functions
  • Topic 7 – Animal coordination, control and homeostasis
  • Topic 8 – Exchange and transport in animals
  • Topic 9 – Ecosystems and material cycles