Upper School (IGCSEs)
At Cambridge Upper School, we’ve designed a robust, comprehensive, and well-rounded Biology curriculum. Students develop a mastery of the subject and prepare exceptionally well for their upcoming examinations. We cover various topics and subtopics (highlighted below) to ensure that each student possesses the knowledge and skills they require to secure top grades.
Our MA/PhD qualified subject specialist teachers aim to help students understand the biological world around them, ask the right questions and become capable of confidently answering complex queries. This esteemed qualification advances each student’s understanding of biological theoretical underpinnings and practical skills.
The IGCSE Biology syllabus enables students to progress to A Level Biology, which is significantly more rigorous. However, students have already built a secure foundation. This makes it easier for them to perform well in A Levels and prepare for further study at university.
We offer a range of assessments during our live lessons. These include summative tests, worksheets, pop quizzes, group activities, and more. Using these assignments, our teachers assess each student’s skills and knowledge.
Book List and Stationery
Recommended but not necessary
- Cambridge IGCSE® Chemistry Coursebook with CD-ROM (Cambridge International Examinations) Paperback – 31 Jul 2014 by Richard Harwood (Author), Ian Lodge (Author); ISBN 978-1-107-61503-8
- Cambridge IGCSE® Biology Coursebook with CD-ROM (Cambridge International Examinations) Paperback – 31 Jul 2014 by Mary Jones (Author), Geoff Jones (Author); ISBN 978-1-107-61479-6
- Cambridge IGCSE® Physics Workbook (Cambridge International Examinations) Paperback – 31 Jul 2014 by David Sang (Author); ISBN 978-1-107-61458
- Access to pencils, pens, notebooks, rulers, and a printer. Additional resources may be required. In such cases, students are informed beforehand so they can acquire the required materials.
B1. Characteristics of living organisms
2.1 Cell structure
2.2 Movement in and out of cells
4.2 Plant nutrition
4.3 Animal nutrition
5.1 Transport in plants
5.2 Transport in humans
6.1 Aerobic and anaerobic respiration
6.2 Gas exchange
B7. Co-ordination and response
7.1 Nervous control in humans
7.3 Tropic responses
8.1 Asexual and sexual reproduction
8.2 Sexual reproduction in plants
8.3 Sexual reproduction in humans
9.1 Chromosomes and genes
9.2 Cell division
9.3 Monohybrid inheritance
9.4 Variation and selection
B10. Energy flow in ecosystems
B11. Human influences on the ecosystem
Parents shoulder the responsibility of arranging their child’s IGCSE examinations at their local registered examination centre. At Cambridge Home School Online, we teach students from different countries across the globe. It’s not practical for our school to manage each student’s local exam registration or offer a single venue for students to sit their examinations.
We presently have students from the UK, Europe, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Keeping this geographical diverseness in mind, we are not registered with Cambridge International Examinations. However, we have partnered with numerous examination centres registered with CIE, OCR, Edexcel, and AQA.
We also help students find a suitable venue to sit their written and practical examinations. We understand that this process isn’t easy and often requires external support. Students can approach us for any registration-related questions and problems they may have. Our teachers provide complete support and assistance.
Please note that conducting experiments can be potentially dangerous and must be done so under the supervision of an adult, preferably a parent. Cambridge Home School Online and its teachers do not require students to carry out experiments. If students wish to proceed, they must consult their parents and make a mutual decision. They must also accept responsibility for any negative outcomes.
Cambridge Home School Online does not take responsibility for any experiments or dangerous activities pupils conduct at their homes or other locations. We request parents to be proactive and students to be hyper-cautious. If you wish to proceed with an experiment or activity, please consult our teachers beforehand so we can caution you against it.
About The Teacher
From Mrs. Perkins
I am Head of Biology at Cambridge Home School. I have a first class BSc in Biology and a Masters degree in Primate Conservation from Oxford University. I am also a qualified secondary school teacher with a PGCE.
Before becoming a teacher, I worked in a lot of animal environments such as a dairy farm and a Big Cat zoo. I also volunteered to go to a rainforest in Honduras, Central America to study the behaviour of black Howler monkeys.
I am passionate about Biology and love to share this with my students. There really is no better feeling than the satisfaction of watching young minds grow!
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