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IGCSEHuman Biology

87% Biology pass rate*

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171 AED/month interest-free

6 months

278 AED

Total Price
1,300 AED

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Start anytimeSupport till summer 2023 results

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ExamsJanuary 2023, May/June 2023

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Additional feesExam centre fees

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Multi-buy discountEnrol on 2 IGCSEs save 5% | 3 save 10% | 4+ save 15%

  • Gain a globally recognised IGCSE qualification by studying online
  • 4.8/5 Trustpilot rating from 4000+ independent reviews
  • Unlimited support from your personal Human Biology tutor
  • Learn at your own pace and set your own schedule
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your phone, tablet or laptop

Why is this course right for you?

International GCSEs are highly respected by colleges, universities and employers worldwide. They’ll help you access higher education nationally or internationally and build a rewarding global career.

With us, you can study the prestigious IGCSE Human Biology qualification online from anywhere in the world.

You'll study human biology at all levels, from cells and tissues up to bones, muscles and joints and the internal organs. You'll understand our relationship with other living things, and learn how we can modify our environment and behaviour to produce healthy conditions for human life.

Our flexible self-paced online course means that even if you're studying other subjects or working full-time, you can fit your IGCSE Human Biology around your busy life.

Entry requirements

You don’t need any previous qualifications to take this course.

If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, but we’re happy to review your case on an individual basis.


Course content

This course will teach you the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Human Biology (specification 4HB1).

You’ll learn about:

  • Cells and tissues
  • Biological molecules
  • Movement of substances into and out of cells
  • Bones, muscles and joints
  • Coordination
  • Nutrition and energy
  • Respiration
  • Gas exchange
  • Internal transport
  • Homeostatic mechanisms
  • Reproduction and heredity
  • Disease

For full details of what you’ll learn, download the IGCSE Human Biology course guide.


IGCSE exams

Please note that you’re responsible for booking your exams. Before you enrol, you should contact your local British Council to confirm where you can take your exams locally.

The IGCSE Human Biology (4HB1) exams consist of two written papers:

  • Paper 1: 4HB1/01 – 1 hour 45 minute exam
  • Paper 2: 4HB1/02 – 1 hour 45 minute exam

Your exam fees aren't included in the course cost as you'll pay these directly to your exam centre.

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Anne Marie Bolitho‘I received an A*. ICS Learn have been fantastic. I was able to complete the Biology course in my spare time and felt supported every step of the way. And it was fun learning again!’
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  • All our Human Biology tutors are fully qualified teachers with extensive UK teaching experience
  • Get unlimited support when you get stuck
  • Contact your tutor anytime online or arrange a phone call
  • Complete marked mock exams to ensure you're well-prepared for the real thing


We’re the UK’s most recommended IGCSE provider, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent student reviews. We’re trusted by thousands of students each year across 98 countries.

We’re also the world’s most experienced online learning provider, having been pioneers in flexible distance learning for 130 years.

Our online International GCSE courses allow you to gain globally recognised IGCSE qualifications no matter where you are.

Our flexible self-paced course structure, unlimited support, and interest-free monthly payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

That’s why every year, we help thousands of students like you get the IGCSEs they need to succeed.

An IGCSE is an International GCSE. They’re offered in many independent and private schools in the Middle East, the UK and worldwide, and are the most popular international qualifications aimed at 14- to 16-year-olds.

While IGCSEs are traditionally studied by students in secondary school, many older learners choose to study them in order to fill in gaps in their school education or prepare for further national or international study. Our IGCSE courses are open to anyone of any age.

IGCSEs are awarded by Edexcel, the qualification branch of the UK’s largest awarding body Pearson. More than 3.4 million students study Edexcel qualifications worldwide.

Yes! With us, you’ll sit the same exam and gain the same IGCSE qualification you’d gain by studying in an international or private school.

The only difference is that you’ll study your course online rather than in a classroom.

Your qualification will be recognised and respected by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

Right away! There’s no need to wait until a specific date or school term to enrol – you can begin your course at any time throughout the year.

Once you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course online by the next day, or the next Monday if you enrol on a Saturday or Sunday.

  • Unlimited 1:1 support from your personal tutor, online or by phone
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one online learning platform
  • Interactive online learning broken down into easy-to-follow units
  • Practice tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
  • Student forums so you can connect and share advice with other IGCSE students
  • Friendly student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

Before you enrol on this course, you should contact your local British Council to confirm where you can sit your exam locally. Be aware that you may have to travel to your nearest centre if there isn’t one available near you.

A list of international examination centres can also be found on Edexcel's site.

You can also approach any British International Schools within travelling distance to ask if they can accept you as an exam candidate. Search for your nearest British International School here.

Roughly 6 months before your chosen exam date, you should book your place at your nearest exam centre to take the PPearson Edexcel International GCSE Human Biology (4HB1) exams.

Your exam fees aren’t included in the course cost as you’ll pay them directly to the exam centre. The fees will vary depending on your chosen centre.

If you’d like to pay in full, you can enrol online using the ‘Add to Basket’ button at the top of the page.

If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our IGCSE Advisors on +44 141 404 6595.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

Your payments will be charged in GBP. The monthly payments listed in your local currency are an estimate based on the current exchange rate from

This means that if you set up a monthly payment plan, the amount you’ll pay each month in your local currency may vary based on the current exchange rate.

Your bank may use a different exchange rate from the one listed here, or charge a fee for converting your payments into GBP; we’d advise that you speak to your bank directly for more details.

*Pass rate based on all ICS Learn GCSE and IGCSE students’ results in 2021.

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