Edexcel GCSE Biology

Edexcel GCSE Biology

Biology, like Chemistry and Physics, consists of three units from the Science (B1), Additional Science (B2) and Further Additional Science(B3) courses, along with c controlled assessment. All three written exams have to be taken at the same time at the end of the course.

Link to the course specification.
Link to exam papers and reports.

Exam dates for summer 2014

B1: May 13th.
B2: June 6th.
B3: June 16th.
The controlled assessment can be taken at any time during the course.

Course content:

Unit B1: Influences on life
Topic 1 Classification, variation and inheritance
Topic 2 Responses to a changing environment
Topic 3 Problems of, and solutions to a changing environment

Unit B2: The components of life

Topic 1  The building blocks of cells
Topic 2  Organisms and energy
Topic 3  Common systems

Unit B3: Using biology
Topic 1 Control systems
Topic 2 Behaviour
Topic 3 Biotechnology

Unit BCA: Biology controlled assessment



2 Responses to Edexcel GCSE Biology

  1. Sue Jenkin February 5, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    The old GCSE specification 360 science finishes this year in March. this is the last date that students can cash in the 360 specification.

    • Bob Foster February 5, 2013 at 11:16 am #

      Thank you – the site does need a spring-clean. And then in 2015, who knows!?

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