The IGCSE Science
(Double award) course offers the basis for an almost
limitless range of careers. You will study biology,
chemistry and physics, which are the three main fields
of science and the building blocks of our knowledge of
the world and everything in it. With a study of science
and a good knowledge of the fundamentals, you can
progress to more specialised science study and a
fascinating and rewarding career, from engineering and
pharmaceuticals to scientific research and marine
conservation - even nursing and teaching. When learning
science the choice is yours.
The Edexcel IGCSE Science qualification is a double
award. This means that it is worth two IGCSEs. The
Edexcel IGCSE Science specification includes material
from the Biology, Chemistry and Physics IGCSE
specifications. Students who are looking to gain a good
general knowledge of science will benefit from studying
IGCSE Science (Double Award).
The IGCSE Science course combines the study of biology, physics and chemistry to give you a broad-based approach to learning science. The study of science is for you if you want to know how things work, how life develops, what energy is and how it is created.
In the IGCSE Science course you will study the three main pillars of science: biology, chemistry and physics. As you study biology you'll look at the origins of life and the ways in which human biology operates. The development of species and the effect humans have on the environment will also be explored.
In the study of chemistry you'll focus on the Earth, its chemical composition and the ways in which chemical processes can be used to benefit people and advance civilisation.
And as you study physics you'll learn about its laws and processes. You'll study the production and efficient use of energy, and you'll learn about the origin and development of the Universe, discovering how the laws of physics impact on everything that was ever in existence.
This course prepares students for the Edexcel IGCSE
Science syllabus (4SC0) for examinations details see
Assessment under the Course Overview section
In this course you will study the following:
Unit 1 - Biology
- The nature and variety of living organisms
- Structures and functions in living organisms
- Reproduction and inheritance
- Ecology and the environment
- Use of biological resources
Unit 2 - Chemistry
- Principles of chemistry
- Chemistry of the elements
- Organic chemistry
- Physical chemistry
- Chemistry in society
Unit 3 - Physics
- Forces and motion
- Energy resources and energy transfer
- Solids, liquids and gases
- Magnetism and electromagnetism
- Radioactivity and particles
- You can either pay for your course in full or opt for
a monthly payment plan.
- Standard Course Fee: £500/month for a combination of 5
courses that includes Science.
- You can speak to one of our course advisors now for
payment plans. Contact Us
- Please note that you are responsible for making your
own exam arrangements. You will have to pay an
examination fee as well as a centre fee which will vary
depending on exam centre.
- Find out more information about arranging your
- No other hidden charges are involved.
You don't need any previous experience or qualifications
to enrol in our IGCSE Science course. Every possible
effort has been made to make this type of education as
accessible as possible.
Test papers will form part of your course material and
you have to complete them. These will not count to your
final grade however.
You will be required to complete three exams for your IGCSE in Science.
- Biology Paper 1: 4SC0/1B - Written Paper - 2 hour
- Chemistry Paper 2: 4SC0/1C - Written Paper - 2 hour
- Physics Paper 3: 4SC0/1P - Written Paper - 2 hour
All three papers will assess the subject area (Biology,
Chemistry and Physics) across all Assessment Objectives.
The maximum mark for this paper will be 120. The
duration of the exam is 2 hours. There will be a range
of compulsory short-answer structured questions which
are ramped to ensure accessibility for less-able
students, as well as to stretch more-able students.
No coursework is required as part of the assessment for this course. It is 100% exam based.
Exams are held every June and January.
Period for study/support is 12 months. This is the
maximum available time and it may be reduced, depending
on time period between your registration and exam
period. During this time, you will have full access to
data and information relevant to your course. However,
you will have to be on campus to access on line data and
Attendance to lectures will be strictly monitored.
An IGCSE in Science will give you vital skills that can lead on to A Level and further studies in science, eventually leading to a career in one of its associated fields. If you want to enter or progress in employment, you'll find your Science IGCSE will demonstrate to employers that you have the ability to commit to learning, and have acquired good reasoning and analytical skills - essential in practically every walk of life.