Human Biology

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Human Biology is only available as Edexcel IGCSE.

Edexcel IGCSE Human Biology

Edexcel International GCSE Human Biology page and specification

  • Exams from: June 2019
  • Available in June and January
  • Specification code: 4HB1


100% exam based.

  • Paper 1 - 1 hr 45 min - 50%
  • Paper 2 - 1 hr 45 min - 50%

Subject Content 

  1. Cells and tissues
  2. Biological molecules
  3. Movement of substances in and out of cells
  4. Bones, muscles and joints
  5. Coordination
  6. Nutrition and energy
  7. Respiration
  8. Gas exchange
  9. Internal transport
  10. Homeostatic mechanisms
  11. Reproduction and heredity
  12. Disease



There is only one text book available Pearson Human Biology (9-1)

Answers can be found here

Free resources

Scheme of Work from Edexcel

Past papers from Edexcel

Human Biology notes

Elevise on YouTube, videos specific to the Edexcel Human Biology IGCSE

Biology videos on Youtube some suitable for Human Biology

Printable resources from Teach It Science (subscriber but some free content)

Class clips from BBC Teach

Resources for science teachers

Resources from the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. Lots of excellent looking content, focused on the treatment of disease

Links to resources on Human Biology

 Lockdown Anatomy videos from Dr Alice Roberts

Ellen McHenry's Basement Workshop

Seneca - no specific Human Biology section so need to pick out relevant topics from Biology

Quizlet - Search for specific sets or here is a collection

Anatomy Arcade - games based on Human Biology -

*Note the links below were put together for an old spec. They have been checked as still working Sept 20 but content not checked as suitable for current spec*

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

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

Great free revision

Ear labelling

ears and lots of body stuff here

nerve cells

simple version


Read and do quiz

Sewage and treatment etc

Extra stuff and videos etc

gas exchange in alveolas and capillaries

very simple drawing explanation of gas exchange..simple but effective explanation

The Respiratory System

Genes and inheritance

Homostasis in humans

Khan academy has lots of different videos

pregnancy menstruation etc few mins long

osmosis and diffusion few mins long

Transport in Humans - about half hour

Blog (old spec)

Distance Learning

Many home-educated students study Human Biology IGCSE successfully using just the textbook and free online resources, but some find a distance learning course suits their family better, or want to use a tutor occasionally for marking essays or past papers. Course providers can be found on the Correspondence Courses page.

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