Description: 
 
With an emphasis on human biology, the Cambridge IGCSE Biology syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of biology through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. They also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at International Baccalaureate (IB).

As they progress, learners understand how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.  

Grading Weighting:
  • 75% Exams                
  • 20% Practical/Presentation
  • 5% Homework
Test will be comprised of IGCSE questions taken from past
papers, practical work will be assessed with a similar IB rubric, and homework/daily may be collected and scored for a grade.

End of year exam is one 2 hour paper containing questions from
paper 1 (MC) and paper 3 (extended answer).  Each of the 3 sciences will be equally represented, and students will receive and individual subject as well as an overall grade.  This grade is reported independently on the 2nd semester report and does not impact the overall grade.

Grade Boundaries:

A*

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%


Core Topic Outline:

Expectations:.....4 '"B"'s
1) Be Positive
2) Be Prepared (all materials)....EVERY DAY!
3) Be on time
4) Behave

"Pens are for writing,
and
Pencils for drawing"


Links:


Scientific American


Study of Life



Crash Course Biology