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Edexcel IGCSE Human Biology Edit

Edexcel offer an IGCSE specifically in Human Biology.

Specification: Human Biology International GCSE from 2009 . Note this means for teaching from 2009, so first exams were in 2011.

Past papers, specification and useful Teacher Support Materials available on the Edexcel site at the link above.

  • Two papers, no coursework.
  • Single-tier, ie no need to choose between Foundation or Higher papers.
  • First examination in 2011.

TextbookEdit

The standard textbook for this qualification is: Edexcel International GCSE Human Biology Student Book by Philip Bradfield -Paperback – pub 12 Oct 2010. There are some corrections to errors in the original textbook, which you can download as a zip file containing several pdf documents. You will need the Human Biology IGCSE Answer filefor the end-of-chapter questions

Human Biology Resource List Edit

List of resources from a member of the HE Exams Yahoogroup.Resources recommended by HE Exams Yahoogroup member Karen G:

Here is a list of links etc that we used for Human Biology...we didn't get to use all of them in the end, but there were some excellent resources on there...Been helped out on the HE Exams Yahoogroup a few times and appreciate it very much, so hope these will save someone some time and energy! bw's Karen


Cell Parts Worksheet - Cell Membrane Lesson - My Schoolhouse - Online Learning http://www.myschoolhouse.com/courses/O/1/70.asp

I used the freebies off the following site, and dd used the edexcel book to check her answers...but i have had membership to this site before and it is well worth the money: Enchanted Learning Anatomy Activities

http://www.biology-resources.com/biology-questions.html

http://www.biology4kids.com/files/cell_main.html

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=edexcel+igcse+human+biology

Great free revision http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/biology

interactive http://www.sciencelearn.org/Contexts/See-through-Body/Sci-Media/Animations-and-Interactives/Label-the-heart

Ear labelling http://www.purposegames.com/game/705

Quiz: http://pauleds.com/assets/pauleds/portfolio/rias/anatomyquiz-ear/?width=700&height=495

ears and lots of body stuff here http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/

nerve cells http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072943696/student_view0/chapter8/labeling_exercises.html#

simple version http://psych.hanover.edu/Krantz/neural/struct3.html

Enchanted Learning has loads of stuff. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/anatomy/

Quizzes...http://www.biologycorner.com/quizzes/

Read and do quiz http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/pe/appliedanatomy/2_anatomy_skeleton_rev1.shtml

Sewage and treatment etc http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/standard/biology/biotechnology/problems_and_profit_with_waste/revision/3/

Extra stuff and videos etc http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/standard/biology/ osmosis...about 12 mins....watch it all http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz8ja91C9_8

Blood cells...diffusion...about 2 mins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAmLRGp6rMc

gas exchange in alveolas and capillaries http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTMYSGXhJ4E

very simple drawing explanation of gas exchange..simple but effective explanation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mmSSU4iwAM

good explanation...in exam style points.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc1YtXc_84A

GCSE BITESIZE.... homeostasis, the nervous system etc http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/edexcel/responses_to_environment/ ==== Genes and inheritance http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/edexcel/classification_inheritance/

pollution and environment stuff that applies, I think it might be all on this section tho.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/edexcel/problems_in_environment/

This is the older version, but lots you can revise..Hormones and the Nervous system again.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/edexcel_pre_2011/electrical/hormonesrev1.shtml

More Genes/DNA/Reproduction http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/edexcel_pre_2011/genes/

Health stuff http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/edexcel_pre_2011/health/

AQA stuff...but might help http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_aqa/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa/nervesandhormones/controlinthehumanbodyrev1.shtml

BITESIZE GAMES - SCIENCE ONES http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/games/

Home0stasis cartoon clip http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_aqa_pre_2011/homeo/homeosts.shtml Hoemostasis Higher Tier Test http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/quiz/q38056241


khan academy has lots of different videos https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine/respiratory-system/gas_exchange/v/alveolar-gas-equation---part-1

pregnancy menstruation etc few mins long http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGFli0LVuI4#t=53

osmosis and diffusion few mins long http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i7e5FGVnNI

transport in Humans - about half hour http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4FE07DyEOM

quizzes and answers for the human body on here http://www.biology-resources.com/biology-questions.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa_pre_2011/human/

someone's online revision notes... http://newurlsothatthedumbpeopledontgetfreenotes.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/biology-igcse1.pdf

http://www.clickbiology.com/advice-studying-igcse-edexcel-biology/

powerpoints, worksheets video links etc... http://www.clickbiology.com/advice-studying-igcse-edexcel-biology/

good videos and stuff on these - use only the ones you need help with to save time http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/keystage4.aspx?id=315

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