Chemistry IGCSE

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What basic substances make up the world we live in and how do they interact? These are just two of the fundamental questions that chemistry attempts to answer and which students will explore in this fascinating course. The OHS Home Educated Chemistry IGCSE course also aims to develop students skills for the practical-based components of the theory exams.  It is not essential for the student to carry out this work themselves, but if they can undertake some of it at home, or have the opportunity to perform supervised laboratory work in the course of their studies, this will be a great help.

The lessons are planned so that all the material and preparation required for the final examination papers is in the following six course modules:

  • Module 1: Principles of Chemistry
  • Module 2: Chemistry of the Elements
  • Module 3: Organic Chemistry
  • Module 4: Physical Chemistry
  • Module 5: Chemistry in Society
  • Module 6: Investigative Skills

The IGCSE Chemistry course is an ideal preparation for those who wish to go on to study Chemistry at AS and A2 level.

There are 27 lessons and 10 Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMA’s), two of which are practice exams.

There are two written exam papers for IGCSE Chemistry. The first last 2 hours (120 marks) and the second lasts 1 hour (60 marks). Paper 1 is exactly the same as one of the three papers that make up the IGCSE Science specification.

Chemistry IGCSE and Home Education FAQs

Oxford Home Schooling IGCSE Chemistry matches the content of the  Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry 4CH0 specification.

When you start your course with us you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser.  Your support period is then up to this examination date.

The course is designed to be accessible to students who have usually studied Science up to and including Key Stage 3 Year 9.

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