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 Oxford Home Schooling 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 A-level.

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

For exams in June 2018 and January 2019, specification 4CH0

There are two written exam papers

  • Paper 1 –  2 hours (120 marks)
  • Paper 2 – 1 hour (60 marks)

The final mark will be awarded from A* to G.

For exams in June 2019 onwards Specification 4CH1

There are two examination papers.

  • Paper 1: 2 hours, 61% of overall marks.
  • Paper 2: 1 hour and 15 minutes, 39% of overall marks.

The final mark will be awarded from 9 to 1, 9 being the highest mark and grade 4 being equivalent to the old grade C.



Free Access to Online Videos

Oxford Home Schooling has teamed up with the award-winning Twig video site. to provide access to online chemistry resources, specifically filmed to support GCSE level studies.

Twig provides access to online videos, specifically filmed to support GCSE level studies.

Each Chemistry IGCSE student will get a free login to be able to view the entire Twig World range incorporating thousands of short educational videos.

Your course pack will refer you to specific videos to support your learning

An annual subscription to Twig world videos would normally cost £99 but is free to you for as long as you are studying with us.

Twig is an additional resource which is not required to complete your course.

Chemistry IGCSE and Home Education FAQs

Oxford Home Schooling IGCSE Chemistry matches the content of the  Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry 4CH0 specification. in 2018 and the  Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry 4CH1 specification for exams from  2019. 

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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