Edexcel International GCSE Human Biology (2017)

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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.

Int GCSE 2016/17 updates - latest news for International schools

Int GCSE 2016/17 updates - latest news for UK schools

Edexcel International GCSE Human Biology 2017 specification
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Qualification type:
International GCSE
Level 1/2
Human Biology
Specification codes:
UK and international ?International GCSEs are not approved for use in UK state schools, but can be taught in independent schools.
First teaching:
First assessment:

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The Edexcel International GCSE in Human Biology specification is assessed through two exam papers with no coursework. Focusing on the structure and functions of the human body, it’s designed as a two-year course for teaching in international schools and colleges and UK independent schools. 

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