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  Cambridge Secondary 2 This syllabus is approved for use in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as a Cambridge International Level 1/Level 2 Certificate (QN: 500/5871/X). SYLLABUS Cambridge IGCSE ® Biology 0610 For examination in June and November 2016, 2017 and 2018.Also available for examination in March 2016, 2017 and 2018.  Cambridge International Examinations retains the copyright on all its publications. Registered Centres are permitted to copy material from this booklet for their own internal use. However, we cannot give permission to Centres to photocopy any material that is acknowledged to a third party even for internal use within a Centre.® IGCSE is the registered trademark of Cambridge International Examinations© Cambridge International Examinations 2014 Changes to syllabus for 2016The syllabus has been revised. You are advised to read the whole of the syllabus before planning your teaching programme. The most significant changes are outlined below.Significant changes to the syllabus are indicated by black vertical lines at the side of the text.Changes to the structure of the assessment The practical option, Paper 4: Coursework has been withdrawn.A new Multiple Choice paper for Extended candidates has been included. This paper is now Paper 2.The papers are:Paper 1: Multiple Choice (Core)Paper 2: Multiple Choice (Extended)Paper 3: Theory (Core)Paper 4: Theory (Extended)Paper 5: Practical TestPaper 6: Alternative to PracticalCore candidates will now take Paper 1: Multiple Choice (Core), Paper 3: Theory (Core) and either Paper 5: Practical Test or Paper 6: Alternative to Practical.Extended candidates will now take Paper 2: Multiple Choice (Extended), Paper 4: Theory (Extended), and either Paper 5: Practical Test or Paper 6: Alternative to Practical. Changes to syllabus content The syllabus content has been revised and updated to modernise and improve the relevance of the syllabus.The wording of some learning outcomes has been changed for clarification.Some material has been reordered, removed, moved between sections, or reclassified as either Core or Supplement material. New topics 4 Biological molecules*10 Diseases and immunity14.2 Sense organs*17.2 Chromosomes, genes and proteins*18.2 Adaptive features20.1-3 Biotechnology and genetic engineering*21.1-4 Human influences on ecosystems**contains some material previously found in other sections of the syllabus Deleted topics II.6.3.7 Assimilation  Contents 1. Introduction ....................................................................................................................2 1.1 Why choose Cambridge?1.2 Why choose Cambridge IGCSE?1.3 Why choose Cambridge IGCSE Biology? 1.4 Cambridge ICE (International Certificate of Education)1.5 How can I find out more? 2. Teacher support ..............................................................................................................5 2.1 Support materials2.2 Resource lists2.3 Training 3. Syllabus content at a glance ...........................................................................................64. Assessment at a glance .................................................................................................95. Syllabus aims and assessment objectives ...................................................................11 5.1 Syllabus aims5.2 Assessment objectives5.3 Relationship between assessment objectives and components5.4 Grade descriptions5.5 Conventions (e.g. signs, symbols, teminology and nomenclature) 6. Syllabus content ...........................................................................................................167. Practical assessment ....................................................................................................54 7.1 Teaching experimental skills7.2 Description of Components, Paper 5 Practical Test and Paper 6 Alternative to Practical 8. Appendix .......................................................................................................................57 8.1 Safety in the laboratory8.2 Glossary of terms used in science papers8.3 Mathematical requirements8.4 Presentation of data8.5 ICT opportunities 9. Other information .........................................................................................................6210. Additional information for England, Wales and Northern Ireland ..................................63  Introduction 2Cambridge IGCSE Biology 0610. Syllabus for examination in 2016, 2017 and 2018. 1. Introduction 1.1 Why choose Cambridge? Recognition Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for learners aged 5 to 19. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge, trusted for excellence in education. Our qualifications are recognised by the world’s universities and employers.Cambridge IGCSE ®  (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is internationally recognised by schools, universities and employers as equivalent in demand to UK GCSEs. Learn more at www.cie.org.uk/recognition Excellence in education Our mission is to deliver world-class international education through the provision of high-quality curricula, assessment and services. More than 9000 schools are part of our Cambridge learning community. We support teachers in over 160 countries who offer their learners an international education based on our curricula and leading to our qualifications. Every year, thousands of learners use Cambridge qualifications to gain places at universities around the world. Our syllabuses are reviewed and updated regularly so that they reflect the latest thinking of international experts and practitioners and take account of the different national contexts in which they are taught. Cambridge programmes and qualifications are designed to support learners in becoming:ã confident  in working with information and ideas – their own and those of othersã responsible  for themselves, responsive to and respectful of othersã reflective  as learners, developing their ability to learnã innovative  and equipped for new and future challengesã engaged  intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference. Support for teachers A wide range of materials and resources is available to support teachers and learners in Cambridge schools. Resources suit a variety of teaching methods in different international contexts. Through subject discussion forums and training, teachers can access the expert advice they need for teaching our qualifications. More details can be found in Section 2 of this syllabus and at www.cie.org.uk/teachers Support for exams officers Exams officers can trust in reliable, efficient administration of exams entries and excellent personal support from our customer services. Learn more at www.cie.org.uk/examsofficers
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