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87% GCSE Pass Rate†

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RM205/month interest-free*

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6 months

Deposit
RM334

Total Price
RM1,561

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  • The same IGCSE qualification you’d get in school, all online
  • Rated Excellent on Trustpilot from 8,000+ student reviews
  • Unlimited support from your expert tutor
  • Learn at your own pace and set your own schedule
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your phone, tablet or laptop

Why is this course right for you?

International GCSEs are highly respected by colleges, universities and employers worldwide. They’ll help you access higher education nationally or internationally and build a rewarding global career.

With us, you can study the prestigious IGCSE Biology qualification online from anywhere in the world.

You'll study living things of every size across both the plant and animal kingdoms. You’ll also take a wider perspective, looking at ecology, the environment, and biological resources.

Our flexible self-paced online course means that even if you're studying other subjects or working full-time, you can fit your IGCSE Biology around your busy life.

Course Details for IGCSE Biology

You don’t need any previous qualifications to take this course.

If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, but we’re happy to review your case on an individual basis.

This course will teach you the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Biology syllabus (4BI1).

You’ll cover 5 units:

  • Nature and variety of living organisms
  • Structures and functions in living organisms
  • Reproduction and inheritance
  • Ecology and the environment
  • Use of biological resources

For details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download the IGCSE Biology course guide.

Please note that you’re responsible for booking your exams roughly 6 months before your chosen exam date. Before you enrol, you should contact your local British Council to confirm where you can take your exams locally.

The IGCSE Biology (4BI1) exams consist of two written papers:

  • Paper 1 4BI1/1B - 2 hour exam
  • Paper 2 4BI1/2B - 1 hour 15 min exam

Your exam fees aren't included in the course cost as you'll pay these directly to your exam centre.

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GCSE & IGCSE Student Reviews

85X85 Asher

‘I was living in the Middle East and chose online learning so that I would able to study whilst being abroad. I am proud to say I received a grade 7, the equivalent of an A. I am extremely happy with the result and will definitely recommend ICS Learn.’
- Asher Robinson

85X85 Alice Pughe

‘I achieved an A! The Biology course was extremely easy to access and very user-friendly. Online learning allowed me to completely change my career and my life, and I would recommend it to everyone and anyone.’
- Alice Pughe

85X85 Iqra Qureshi

‘I have been recommending this course to all my friends and family because personally I feel that it was far better than the GCSE I did at college. I highly recommend ICS Learn to anyone out there who is hesitant in studying an online course.’
- Iqra Qureshi

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  • Get help from your personal Biology tutor
  • Contact your tutor online or arrange a phone call
  • All our tutors are qualified teachers and subject specialists
  • Complete marked mock exams to ensure you're well-prepared for the real thing
  • Access a CV builder, interview simulator and 1000+ career resources through our Career Hub

How does studying IGCSE Biology with us work?

See what it’s really like to be an ICS Learn student. Learn how you’ll access your course, chat to your tutor, sit your exams, and more.

GCSE and IGCSE FAQs

We’re the world’s most experienced online learning provider, having been pioneers in flexible learning for 130 years.

We're rated Excellent from more than 8,000 independent student reviews.

We make it easy to shape learning around your life with our flexible schedule, unlimited support, and interest-free* payment plans.

That's why every year, we help thousands of students like you get the IGCSEs they need to succeed.

An IGCSE is an International GCSE. They’re offered in many independent and private schools in the UK, and are recognised globally as equivalent to GCSEs.

We teach them for some subjects because they’re assessed mainly through exams, not coursework, so they’re better suited to online learning.

Yes, it’s exactly the same.

You’ll sit the same exams at the same time as all the other IGCSE students in the UK, and you’ll receive the same results, transcript and qualification.

Your IGCSE will be accepted by colleges, universities and employers worldwide as equivalent to a GCSE.

Right away! There’s no need to wait until September to enrol – you can begin your course at any time.

Once you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started by the next working day.

  • Unlimited support
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one online learning platform
  • Interactive online learning broken down into easy-to-follow units
  • Practice tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
  • Student forums so you can connect and share advice with other Biology students
  • Friendly student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

You'll also have unlimited lifetime access to our Career Hub, giving you thousands of resources to help you impress employers, master critical business skills, and build your dream career. It includes:

  • A CV and cover letter builder
  • An interview simulator
  • An elevator pitch builder
  • Career and work psychology assessments
  • In-depth industry and employer profiles
  • 350+ employer films with practical advice from hiring managers
  • 1000+ short courses, articles and videos on key career skills like negotiating a raise and leading a team

You can take a sneak peek at the Career Hub by signing up for free here

Roughly 6 months before your chosen exam date, you should book your place at an exam centre to take the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Biology (4BI1) exams.

Your exam centre could be a school or college that's also submitting its own students for the exam, or it could be a private exam centre. Our partner centre, Tutors & Exams, has five exam venues across England and offers various discounts to ICS Learn students. 

Edexcel publish a list of exam centres that accept private candidates. This won’t cover every available centre, so if there’s nothing shown in your area, we recommend contacting local schools and colleges directly.

Your exam fees aren’t included in the course cost as they’re paid directly to the exam centre. They’ll vary depending on which centre you choose.

If you’d like to pay in full, you can enrol online using the ‘Add to Basket’ button at the top of the page.

If you’d like to set up an interest-free* payment plan, get in touch with our IGCSE Advisors on +44 141 404 6595.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

Your payments will be charged in GBP. The monthly payments listed in your local currency are an estimate based on the current exchange rate from xe.com.

This means that the amount you’ll pay each month in your local currency may vary based on the current exchange rate.

Your bank may use a different exchange rate from the one listed here, or charge a fee for converting your payments into GBP; we’d advise that you speak to your bank directly for more details.

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* Any offer of credit is subject to your status and eligibility.

† Pass rate based on all ICS Learn IGCSE Biology students' results in 2021.