Worry free 14 day guarantee Open CollegeAn online IGCSE in Human Biology will give you the chance to achieve a better understanding of the human body, from genetic makeup through to diseases, right down to the microscopic level of cells. If you’re fascinated by what makes the human body work, this is the course for you.

IGCSE Human Biology is a great course to study and hold if you are looking to go on and study Biology at A-Level or medicine at university.

When can I start the course? Right away.

How do I study the course? Online.

Is there a tutor? Yes.

How long is the course? 1 or 2 years (you decide).

Where can I read full course info? Full course content and information.


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Online IGCSE Human Biology (4HB1) Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I study the course? Online.
Where can I study from? UK or Internationally.
How long is the course? 1 year.
Are there entry requirements? No.
What certificate do I get? Edexcel IGCSE Human Biology
What can I do with the qualification? Study A-Levels, BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, International Baccalaureates (IB).
What level is the course? Equivalent to Level 2 Diplomas, USA GED, Hong Kong HKCEE, Singapore O-Level, Indian CBSE.
Are exams included? No, you have to book these separately.
When can I enrol? At any time.

More Information

Your online IGCSE Human Biology course will come with full tutor support for the length of your studies. You will have access through an online learning portal to all materials and information that you need to study and learn in preparation for your examinations.

Examinations for IGCSE Human Biology are held every year in the June examination period. If you need more help or advice regarding studying this course, contact one of our helpful team for more assistance.

IGCSE Human Biology (4HB1) Syllabus

This course is divided into 14 units:

Unit 1: Cells and Tissues
Unit 2: Biological Molecules
Unit 3: Movement of Substances in and out of Cells
Unit 4: Form and Movement: Bones, Muscles and Joints
Unit 5: Coordination
Unit 6: Nutrition and Energy
Unit 7: Respiration
Unit 8: Gas Exchange
Unit 9: Internal Transport
Unit 10: Homeostatic Mechanisms
Unit 11: Reproduction and Heredity
Unit 12: Disease
Unit 13: Non-Pathogenic Organisms and their Importance
Unit 14 Environment

Examination Information

  • Qualification is examined over two papers.
  • Examination period is every June.