Edexcel International GCSE Biology (2017)
Supporting success in Biology
Our Edexcel 9-1 International GCSE Biology specification and support materials have been developed with the help of teachers, higher education representatives and subject expert groups.
The qualification supports seamless progression to further study, with up-to-date content reflecting the latest thinking in the subject. It is comparable to the UK reformed GCSEs in terms of the level of demand and assessment standards.
With the introduction of a new 9-1 grading scale for GCSEs in England, the A* grade available for the current Edexcel International GCSEs does not neatly align with the top grade 9. Grade 9 represents a higher level of attainment than the current A* grade.
After extensive consultation with schools and wider stakeholders, we have taken the decision to introduce the 9-1 grading scale for the updated suite of Edexcel International GCSEs. This is to give the very highest performers the opportunity to achieve a grade 9, rewarding outstanding academic achievement.
We will provide you with a wider range of teaching and learning materials, resources and training to support the best possible learner outcomes, in time for first teaching. This support includes schemes of work, exemplar materials, comprehensive textbooks and interactive resources, digital services and tailored Edexcel International GCSE teacher training. This will complement the wider Pearson support available for Edexcel qualifications, such as ResultsPlus, ResultsPlus Direct, and Exam Wizard.
For the latest news about Edexcel 9-1 International GCSEs for first teaching in 2016 and 2017, please view the pages below.
- Qualification type:
- International GCSE
- Level 1/2
- Specification codes:
- International and UK independent schools
- First teaching:
- First assessment:
Free Getting Ready To Teach events!
Our free Getting Ready To Teach events will support you in delivering the new Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Biology specification for first teaching from September 2017.
If you don’t have an Edexcel Online account, you can book by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This presentation was last updated on 8th December 2016. You can download the slides or listen to the presentation below.
The Edexcel International GCSE in Biology specification is assessed through two exams with no coursework. Covering biological facts, concepts, principles, and experimental skills, it’s designed as a two-year course for teaching in international schools and colleges and UK independent schools.