Chemistry touches almost every aspect of our existence in some way. How does ice float? Why do leaves change colour? Why is the sea salty? This subject answers all of these questions and many more! An interesting, challenging, and rewarding course, IGCSE Chemistry will develop your scientific skills and knowledge using logic and rational thinking.
The Chemistry IGCSE is a great choice if you’re considering a career in the health and clinical professions such as medicine, veterinary science, nursing, dentistry, and forensic science. Alternatively, blending chemistry with other suitable GSCEs will be a stepping stone to studying A-levels or at university.
What you will learn
Unit 1 - Principles of Chemistry
States of Matter
Elements, compounds and mixtures
The Periodic Table
Chemical formulae, equations and calculations
Unit 2 - Inorganic Chemistry
Group 1 – Alkali metals
Group 7 – Halogens
Gases in the atmosphere
Extraction and uses of metals
Acids, alkalis and titrations
Acids, bases and salt preparations
Unit 3 - Physical Chemistry
Rates of reaction
Reversible reactions and equilibria
Unit 4 - Organic Chemistry
Unit 5 - Preparing for Your Exam: 4CH1
Practice Paper 1
Practice Paper 2
Preparing for the exams
Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and workplaces in the UK and abroad. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body covering A-Level Courses and GCSE Courses.
Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an IGCSE in Chemistry (1CH0), issued by Edexcel. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is best suited to distance learning.
How is this course assessed or examined?
You can enrol now for examinations for Summer 2024.
You’ll be required to complete two IGCSE standard written exams.
Paper 1: Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes, 50% of your IGCSE, 100 marks.
Paper 2: Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes, 50% of your IGCSE, 100 marks.
The exams contain a mixture of different question styles, including multiple-choice questions, short-answer questions, calculations and extended open-response questions. We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our partner exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is.
During your course, you’ll be required to complete various assignments. These do not contribute to your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to monitor your progress.
There are no formal entry requirements for this level two course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write in English.
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