IGCSE Double Science

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Studying IGCSE Science (Double Award) will equip you with an understanding of the main scientific teachings of biology, chemistry, and physics
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Ever wondered about the intricate nature of the world? In IGCSE Science Double Award, you’ll delve into the main scientific teachings of biology, chemistry, and physics, opening your eyes to the wonderful scientific patterns and frameworks that exist all around us.

This is a great choice for individuals looking to learn online and build upon their basic knowledge of the sciences.

What you will learn

  1. Unit 1 - Living Organisms

    • Characteristics of living organisms
    • Variety of living organisms
  2. Unit 2 - Structure and Functions in Living Organisms

    • Organisation and cell structure
    • Biological molecules
    • Nutrition in plants and animals
    • Respiration and gas exchange
    • Transport
    • Excretion and the immune response
    • Nervous response and senses
    • Hormonal response in animals and plants
  3. Unit 3 - Reproduction and Inheritance

    • Reproduction in animals
    • Reproduction in plants
    • Genetics and inheritance
    • Evolution and natural selection
    • Treating and preventing disease
  4. Unit 4 - Inorganic Chemistry

    • States of matter
    • Elements, compounds and mixtures
    • Atomic structure
    • The Periodic Table
    • Chemical formulae, equations and calculations
    • Ionic bonding
    • Covalent bonding
    • Group One – Alkali Metals
    • Group Seven – Halogens
    • Gases in the atmosphere
    • Reactivity series
    • Acids and alkalis
    • Acids, bases and salt preparations
    • Chemical tests
  5. Unit 5 - Physical Chemistry

    • Energetics
    • Rates of reaction
    • Reversible reactions and equilibria
  6. Unit 6 - Organic Chemistry

    • Introduction to organic chemistry
    • Crude oil
    • Alkanes
    • Alkenes
    • Synthetic polymers
  7. Unit 7 - Forces and Electricity

    • Movement and position
    • Forces, movement and shape
    • Mains electricity
    • Energy and voltage
  8. Unit 8 - Waves

    • Properties of waves
    • Electromagnetic spectrum
    • Light and sound
  9. Unit 9 - Energy, Matter and Magnetism

    • Energy transfers
    • Work and power
    • Density and pressure
    • Ideal gas molecules
    • Magnetism
    • Electromagnetism
    • Electromagnetic induction
  10. Unit 10 - Radioactivity and Astrophysics

    • Radioactivity
    • Fission and fusion
    • Motion in the universe
    • Stellar evolution
  11. Unit 11 - Preparing for the Exam

    • Biology Paper 1 (4SD0/1B)
    • Chemistry Paper 1 (4SD0/1C)
    • Physics Paper 1 (4SD0/1P)

Awarding Body

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Awarding Body


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.

Course Outcome

After the successful completion of this course, you will receive an IGCSE Science Double Award.

How is this course assessed or examined?

You’ll be required to complete the three GCSE standard written exams.

The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Science (Double Award) comprises three

Externally-assessed papers:

  • Biology Paper 1
  • Chemistry Paper 1
  • Physics Paper 1.

Each paper is assessed through a 2-hour written examination set and marked by Pearson. The total number of marks for each is 110.

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our partner exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is.

Entry requirements

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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