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Course SummaryReview this extensive study guide to get information pertaining to basic biological concepts and functions. The subjects discussed in this course are the same that you would be tested on when taking the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) Biology exam.
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About This Course
In this guide, you will have the opportunity to reinforce what you might know or learn new facts about biology. Video and text lessons provide detailed information, illustrations and examples of human body systems, cells, diseases, genetics and biology theories. You will also find chapters devoted to such topics as ecosystems, organism classifications, reproduction, hormones and bioenergetics. A few chapters focus on scientific investigation and experimentation methods and approaches. Each chapter corresponds to material you can expect to find when you sit for the GCSE Biology exam.
About the Exam
The GSCE Biology exam is one of several student assessment exams in various subjects administered to grade 11 students in England, Scotland and Wales. The exam is formatted into two Papers. Paper 1 covers cell biology, organization, infection and response, and bioenergetics. In Paper 2, you will be tested on the following subjects: homeostasis and response; inheritance, variation and evolution; and ecology. Test takers are allotted one hour and 45 minutes to complete each Paper. The test consists of multiple choice, open response, closed-short answer and structured questions. Both computer and written formats are available. The Biology exam is given at both Foundation and Higher Tiers. The scoring range for the foundational GSCE Biology exam is 1-5, while the Higher Tier exam is 4-9.
GCSE Biology Exam Preparation & Registration
This study guide provides you short but detailed reviews of various topics found on the GCSE Biology exam. Brief lessons cover information about cell structures, division and transportation; structures and functions of various systems, such as digestive, circulatory, nervous, endocrine and urinary; DNA analysis and genomes; genetic traits and variations; diseases and the immune system; and the classification of living things. You will also study ecosystems, nutrient cycles and the impact of humans on ecosystems; agricultural problems and types; ecology and biodiversity; sexual and plant hormones; plant tissues and structures; and homeostasis and homeostatic imbalance. Finally, you will review general scientific experiment processes and techniques, scientific vocabulary, mathematics and scientific data analysis. Lessons are accessible at all times, on any device, and transcripts are printable for easy reference. Self-assessment quizzes help you to measure the depth of your knowledge and your readiness in taking the GCSE Biology exam.
GCSE exams are administered to students who have been entered by their schools and there is no registration process needed. However, private candidates must find a school or college who will administer the exam to them and register with that school. This process includes providing personal information including your Unique Candidate Identifier (UCI) or Unique Learner Number (ULN), if applicable, and paying necessary fees.
The GSCE Biology exam is administered by the following examination boards: AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR or WJEC, none of which are affiliated with Study.com.
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