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.

Course Overview

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.

Course Content

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
  • Electricity
  • Waves
  • Energy resources and energy transfer
  • Solids, liquids and gases
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Radioactivity and particles

Payment Option
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Entry Requirements

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.


Internal Assessment

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.

Assessment Date

Exams are held every June and January.

Study/Support Period

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 library resources.


Attendance to lectures will be strictly monitored.

Future Prospects

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.