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    International GCSE Science

    Course information

    The Science IGCSE is a double award qualification, meaning it is worth two International GCSEs instead of one.

    This is because it combines the study of physics, chemistry and biology together in one handy course, making it ideal for those that require a science qualification to gain entry to a job or further education course as opposed to those who wish to pursue a career in a particular scientific field.

    The qualification will equip students with a solid understanding of some of science’s core principles and theories. This, in turn, will help to build a solid foundation on which a professional career can be built.

    The course is supplied in 3 separate folders, one each for the Biology, Chemistry and Physics sections of the specification.

    The components for each course are as follows:


    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

    The Science IGCSE course meets the requirements of Edexcel specification 4SD0 for examinations from 2025 onwards. The Science Edexcel International GCSE specification includes all the Paper 1 material from the individual Biology, Chemistry and Physics International GCSEs.  The Science International GCSE course does not include coursework.

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    Online Course? Paper Based? Somewhere in between? It’s your choice!

    All of our International GCSE Science students receive:

    • Traditional printed learning materials
    • Access to our online resources with on-the-go access to all your regular lessons
    • Unmatched support by a fully qualified teacher online and by phone
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    Examinations and assignments

    The International GCSE Science examination consists of 3 papers, one each for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each exam lasts 2 hours.

    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 400 hours.

    Course price

    Our International GCSE Double Science course fee is £790.

    You may pay using our interest-free easy payment scheme. Pay a £158 deposit followed by eight monthly instalments of £79.50.

    Multiple courses attract a discount. See our pricing page for further details.

    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

    When you begin this course, you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser. Your support period lasts up to this examination date.

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    What’s next?

    After obtaining an International GCSE Science (dual award), students will be able to fulfil their potential at A level or in the competitive world of work. As a qualification, the International GCSE Science opens the door to a world of options for those that wish to progress, but don’t necessarily wish to focus on a particular area of science in the future.

    Supported by Online Videos

    In association with Twig World, The International GCSE Science is enriched by extensive links to appropriate films (and other supporting material), lesson by lesson. The student hops from the course materials to the films and back again.

    To access the films, students need a password, supplied at enrolment. Students also need internet access and an e-mail account to benefit from this extraordinary resource which is offered as a “free” extra to students on the relevant courses.

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    The following books are required reading.  Full information on reading lists can be found in the introduction to the course.

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