The Science IGCSE (Double Award) is worth two IGCSEs. Students will study all three disciplines equally: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
This home educated course is ideal for students with an interest keen interest in science but who don’t think they are planning to pursue a career in science.
If you are just studying science because it is a requirement for a non-science related career, for example, primary school teaching, then you may wish to study our Science (Single Award)
If you are considering taking any of the sciences at A level, then studying the three separate science subjects is the more appropriate option.
Students who are more interested in a specific discipline may wish to study one of our single Science subjects in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Human Biology.
The course is supplied in 3 separate folders, one each for the Biology, Chemistry and Physics sections of the specification.
This section consists of 5 modules and contains 23 lessons, with 7 Tutor-marked Assignments (TMAs) including a substantial mock Exam (TMA G).
The five modules are:
Module 1: Cells and Organisms
Module 2: Plant and Animal Physiology A
Module 3: Plant and Animal Physiology B
Module 4: Inheritance
Module 5: Ecology and Food Production
This section consists of 6 modules and contains 26 lessons, with 7 TMAs including a substantial mock Exam (TMA G).
The six modules 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
This section consists of 7 modules and contains 29 lessons, with 11 TMAs including a substantial mock Exam (TMA K).
The seven modules are:
Module 1: Forces and Motion
Module 2: Electricity
Module 3: Waves
Module 4: Energy Resources and Energy Transfer
Module 5: Solids, Liquids and Gases
Module 6: Magnetism and Electromagnetism
Module 7: Radioactivity and Particles
Students will also need to have access to the internet.
The Science IGCSE examination consists of 3 papers, one each for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each exam lasts 2 hours.
There will be a range of compulsory short-answer structured questions which gradually increase in level of difficulty to ensure accessibility for less-able students, as well as to stretch more-able students.
Students may be required to perform calculations, draw graphs and describe, explain and interpret scientific phenomena. Some of the question content will be unfamiliar to students; these questions are designed to assess data-handling skills and the ability to apply scientific principles to unfamiliar information. Questions targeted at grades A* – B will include questions designed to test knowledge, understanding and skills at a higher level, including some questions requiring longer prose answers.
In 2019 exams will be assessed on the new scale of 9 to 1. 9 will be the highest grade and a grade 4 will be equivalent to the old grade C.
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.