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
Unit 1 - Living Organisms
Characteristics of living organisms
Variety of living organisms
Unit 2 - Structure and Functions in Living Organisms
Organisation and cell structure
Nutrition in plants and animals
Respiration and gas exchange
Excretion and the immune response
Nervous response and senses
Hormonal response in animals and plants
Unit 3 - Reproduction and Inheritance
Reproduction in animals
Reproduction in plants
Genetics and inheritance
Evolution and natural selection
Treating and preventing disease
Unit 4 - Inorganic Chemistry
States of matter
Elements, compounds and mixtures
The Periodic Table
Chemical formulae, equations and calculations
Group One – Alkali Metals
Group Seven – Halogens
Gases in the atmosphere
Acids and alkalis
Acids, bases and salt preparations
Unit 5 - Physical Chemistry
Rates of reaction
Reversible reactions and equilibria
Unit 6 - Organic Chemistry
Introduction to organic chemistry
Unit 7 - Forces and Electricity
Movement and position
Forces, movement and shape
Energy and voltage
Unit 8 - Waves
Properties of waves
Light and sound
Unit 9 - Energy, Matter and Magnetism
Work and power
Density and pressure
Ideal gas molecules
Unit 10 - Radioactivity and Astrophysics
Fission and fusion
Motion in the universe
Unit 11 - Preparing for the Exam
Biology Paper 1 (4SD0/1B)
Chemistry Paper 1 (4SD0/1C)
Physics Paper 1 (4SD0/1P)
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.
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
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.
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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