Biology (0610)

|bīˈäləjē|: the study of living organisms, divided into many specialized fields that cover their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior, origin, and distribution.

Biology is a very content-heavy science, but the IGCSE examiners tend to be quite lenient- the mark schemes provide about 10 points to cover a four mark answer! To score in biology, all it takes is a bit of hard work and memorization. The best way to study for this is to find a nice, quiet place free of distractions- and to make your studying interesting and memorable. Once you’ve memorized it once, it becomes a bit mundane to memorize it again- so for me I revise through different mediums, for example, blogging.

I take notes on biology and write down precisely what we need to know according to the syllabus, nothing more and nothing less. Of course, it gets extremely monotonous. I have a strong interest in neuroscience, so I do more research into that just as a pet project. You should do that too- cultivate your love and interest in one specific area of biology so that you don’t get bored of memorizing the same thing over and over again.

There are a lot more chapters to biology (I broke them down into sections that may not correspond exactly to the syllabus), but I assure you they are complete:

  1. Characteristics and Classification of Organisms + Dichotomous Keys
  2. Cell Structure and Organization, Magnification
  3. Movement: Diffusion, Osmosis, Active Transport; and Enzymes
  4. Nutrition
  5. Transportation
  6. Respiration
  7. Excretion
  8. Coordination and Response
  9. Reproduction
  10. Inheritance
  11. Variation
  12. Energy and Nutrient Transfer
  13. Human Influences on the Ecosystem

23 responses to “Biology (0610)

  1. Day after tomorrow i have my biology paper (0610). Can I depend on your notes for a good grades (A*). Please reply fast I am very worried
    about my last exam.

  2. Hi! Please can you send me a copy of your notes? Please I really really need them fo Tuesday. Thanks!! Your notes are excellent!

  3. Last minute student here, thought I’d stop by and tell you what a gem this blog is! 🙂 lol, I wish I could be as dedicated to studying as you are, I find it admirable xD -IGCSE high five-

  4. love you dude, your notes were a life saver. Btw, can you make some for pathogens and immunity

  5. All I can say, is well done! You have helped/are helping a whole generation with your concise notes. I wish you all the best at university and feel sure that you will do well whatever your career choice.

      • thanks alot for sending these notes can i have a level notes please coz now i have cleared my o level i need physics biology and chemistry revision notes.

    • Oh my god. Your notes are amazing. I’m using them right now to finish off the syllabus. Got 2 bio tests tomorrow. Let’s go get that A* 😉

      Btw, do you have material for other subjects, like the other sciences too?


  6. Hi, I really like your notes on classification and how much effort you put into them. If you don’t mind me asking, did you get an A/A* in the Biology exam?

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