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International GCSE Chemistry

Course information

Covering everything from the principles of chemistry through to the subject’s impact in society, the International GCSE Chemistry remains a steadfast favourite for students looking to gain a recognised qualification in one of education’s core subjects.

Alongside the Biology and Physics International GCSEs, this course is perfect for students looking to develop their scientific understanding, paving the way for further study at A level.


The International GCSE Chemistry course comprises six core modules. These are:

  • 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

There are 27 lessons and 10 tutor-marked assessments in total, enabling students to challenge themselves as each module progresses, and as they move towards the course’s final examinations.

Oxford Home Schooling IGCSE Chemistry matches the content of the Edexcel International GCSE Chemistry 4CH1 specification exams.

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Examinations and assignments

Paper 1: 2 hours, 61% of overall marks.

Paper 2: 1 hour and 15 minutes, 39% of overall marks.

As is the case with all our International GCSE courses, students will receive tutor support from the moment they start their course, right up until their final examinations start.

Course duration and study time

When you enrol with Oxford Home Schooling we will agree on an intended examination date with you.  Your support will last all the way up to this examination date, regardless of whether you decide to do the course in 9 months or 30.

The recommended number of study hours for this course is 200 hours.

Course price

Our International GCSE Chemistry course fee is £375.

You may pay using our interest-free easy payment scheme. Pay a £75 deposit followed by eight monthly instalments of £37.50.

You will receive support from a fully-qualified tutor holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education.

This support includes:

  • Marking all assignments for the course
  • Written answers to specific study problems
  • Telephone contact


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What’s next?

After obtaining an International GCSE in Chemistry, there are plenty of options for our students to explore.

While some choose to study chemistry at A level, others use their International GCSE as a stepping stone to gain access to other qualifications, such as a BTEC in Health and Social Care. This can then be used to pursue a career in the NHS or another healthcare provider.

A career in chemistry?

Perfect for students that want to broaden their knowledge or are thinking about pursuing a career in the sciences later down the line, learn the core basics of chemistry and study the substances that make up the world we live in with this home study International GCSE course by Oxford Home Schooling.

Professional careers in the field of science are also popular choices for those with an International GCSE Chemistry, while many students go on to study the topic as undergraduates at university.

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