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Combined Science IGCSE

/ Edexcel IGCSE / UOL44

The IGCSE Combined Science course is designed to provide the learner with knowledge on the three main sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and lead to further education.

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course duration: 200 hrs

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Course Description

IGCSE Combined Science. What is the International GCSE? IGCSEs are the same as GCSEs and are accepted in just the same way. Edexcel International GCSE qualifications are: Relevant and academically rigorous. Currently available in 39 subjects. Recognised as equivalent, grade for grade, to a UK GCSE, and have the same status in terms of university entry requirements.

What is IGCSE Combined Science (Double Award)?

This completely new IGCSE course is designed to help meet the needs of those who want an introduction to this challenging subject either with a view to further study at A Level or simply to supplement a portfolio of IGCSE/GCSE subjects.

The International GCSE in Science (Double Award) aims to impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and facts, and an understanding of scientific concepts, principles, themes and patterns. Experimental skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques are developed, as well as students’ ability to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them. This single-tier qualification is suitable for delivery in schools and colleges, and is assessed via three papers – one each from chemistry, biology and physics.

Students are awarded two International GCSE grades from A* to G.

Key subject aims:

  • To impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and facts, and an understanding of scientific concepts, principles, themes and patterns
  • To further students’ appreciation of the practical nature of science, developing experimental skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques

  • To develop an appreciation of the importance of accurate experimental work to scientific method and reporting 
  • To develop students’ ability to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them 
  • To sustain and develop an enjoyment of, and interest in, the scientific world 
  • To foster an appreciation of the significance of science in wider personal, social, environmental, economic and technological contexts, with a consideration of ethical issues 
  • To enable students to select, organise and present information clearly and logically, using appropriate scientific terms and conventions 
  • To prepare students for more advanced courses in each of the three scientific disciplines that comprise this specification
  • We will begin by looking at what the examination board will require of you in the way of examinations. You will be referred to what you need to do in terms of registration and arranging with an external centre for you to take the examinations. Once the administration matters have been cleared up, we will look at the specification we will be following, namely the IGCSE in IGCSE in Science (Double Award) (4SC0).

    This course contains a large number of activities; these are intended to be exercises to aid your learning as you progress through the course. These are self-assessed and should not be returned to your tutor. There are also a number of Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). These are more lengthy and challenging and should be returned to your tutor for marking and feedback. However, they do not count towards your final assessment in any way.

    As stated above, this is an exam-only syllabus and we will be preparing you for this as the principal aim of the course. As part of your course, you will be supplied with the Study Guide for IGCSE and A Levels. Do make use of this as it has been written to help you with your studies and to supplement the specific information and guidance given in the course material itself. 

    Modules

    Biology Paper 1
    Section 1: The nature and variety of living organisms
    Section 2: Structures and functions in living organisms
    Section 3: Reproduction and inheritance
    Section 4: Ecology and the environment
    Section 5: Use of biological resources

    Chemistry Paper 1
    Section 1: Principles of chemistry
    Section 2: Chemistry of the elements
    Section 3: Organic chemistry
    Section 4: Physical chemistry
    Section 5: Chemistry in society

    Physics Paper 1
    Section 1: Forces and motion
    Section 2: Electricity Section
    Section 3: Waves Section
    Section 4: Energy resources and energy transfer
    Section 5: Solids, liquids and gases
    Section 6: Magnetism and electromagnetism
    Section 7: Radioactivity and particles

    Previous Knowledge

    No previous study is required to access any of our IGCSE courses, but they do require literacy and numeracy skills.

    Assessment

    This Edexcel IGCSE in Science (Double Award) comprises three externally assessed papers:
    Biology Paper 1, Chemistry Paper 1 & Physics Paper 1

    Biology Paper 1
    Paper code: 4SC0/1B
    Externally assessed
    Availability: January and June series
    33% of the total IGCSE marks
    The paper is assessed through a 2-hour examination paper set and marked by Edexcel.
    The total number of marks is 120.

    Chemistry Paper 1
    Paper code: 4SC0/1C
    Externally assessed
    Availability: January and June series
    33% of the total IGCSE marks
    The paper is assessed through a 2-hour examination paper set and marked by Edexcel.
    The total number of marks is 120.

    Physics Paper 1
    Paper code: 4SC0/1P
    Externally assessed
    Availability: January and June series
    33% of the total IGCSE marks
    The paper is assessed through a 2-hour examination paper set and marked by Edexcel.
    The total number of marks is 120

    Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

    Awarding Organisation

    Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall.Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

    Support

    This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrollment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

    You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. The course materials and support will be provided by UK Distance Learning and Publishing.

    course description

    Course Description

    IGCSE Combined Science. What is the International GCSE? IGCSEs are the same as GCSEs and are accepted in just the same way. Edexcel International GCSE qualifications are: Relevant and academically rigorous. Currently available in 39 subjects. Recognised as equivalent, grade for grade, to a UK GCSE, and have the same status in terms of university entry requirements.

    What is IGCSE Combined Science (Double Award)?

    This completely new IGCSE course is designed to help meet the needs of those who want an introduction to this challenging subject either with a view to further study at A Level or simply to supplement a portfolio of IGCSE/GCSE subjects.

    The International GCSE in Science (Double Award) aims to impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and facts, and an understanding of scientific concepts, principles, themes and patterns. Experimental skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques are developed, as well as students’ ability to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them. This single-tier qualification is suitable for delivery in schools and colleges, and is assessed via three papers – one each from chemistry, biology and physics.

    Students are awarded two International GCSE grades from A* to G.

    Key subject aims:

  • To impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and facts, and an understanding of scientific concepts, principles, themes and patterns
  • To further students’ appreciation of the practical nature of science, developing experimental skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques

  • To develop an appreciation of the importance of accurate experimental work to scientific method and reporting 
  • To develop students’ ability to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them 
  • To sustain and develop an enjoyment of, and interest in, the scientific world 
  • To foster an appreciation of the significance of science in wider personal, social, environmental, economic and technological contexts, with a consideration of ethical issues 
  • To enable students to select, organise and present information clearly and logically, using appropriate scientific terms and conventions 
  • To prepare students for more advanced courses in each of the three scientific disciplines that comprise this specification
  • We will begin by looking at what the examination board will require of you in the way of examinations. You will be referred to what you need to do in terms of registration and arranging with an external centre for you to take the examinations. Once the administration matters have been cleared up, we will look at the specification we will be following, namely the IGCSE in IGCSE in Science (Double Award) (4SC0).

    This course contains a large number of activities; these are intended to be exercises to aid your learning as you progress through the course. These are self-assessed and should not be returned to your tutor. There are also a number of Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). These are more lengthy and challenging and should be returned to your tutor for marking and feedback. However, they do not count towards your final assessment in any way.

    As stated above, this is an exam-only syllabus and we will be preparing you for this as the principal aim of the course. As part of your course, you will be supplied with the Study Guide for IGCSE and A Levels. Do make use of this as it has been written to help you with your studies and to supplement the specific information and guidance given in the course material itself. 

    previous knowledge required

    Previous Knowledge

    No previous study is required to access any of our IGCSE courses, but they do require literacy and numeracy skills.

    assessment

    Assessment

    This Edexcel IGCSE in Science (Double Award) comprises three externally assessed papers:
    Biology Paper 1, Chemistry Paper 1 & Physics Paper 1

    Biology Paper 1
    Paper code: 4SC0/1B
    Externally assessed
    Availability: January and June series
    33% of the total IGCSE marks
    The paper is assessed through a 2-hour examination paper set and marked by Edexcel.
    The total number of marks is 120.

    Chemistry Paper 1
    Paper code: 4SC0/1C
    Externally assessed
    Availability: January and June series
    33% of the total IGCSE marks
    The paper is assessed through a 2-hour examination paper set and marked by Edexcel.
    The total number of marks is 120.

    Physics Paper 1
    Paper code: 4SC0/1P
    Externally assessed
    Availability: January and June series
    33% of the total IGCSE marks
    The paper is assessed through a 2-hour examination paper set and marked by Edexcel.
    The total number of marks is 120

    Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

    support

    Support

    This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrollment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

    You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. The course materials and support will be provided by UK Distance Learning and Publishing.

    modules

    Modules

    Biology Paper 1
    Section 1: The nature and variety of living organisms
    Section 2: Structures and functions in living organisms
    Section 3: Reproduction and inheritance
    Section 4: Ecology and the environment
    Section 5: Use of biological resources

    Chemistry Paper 1
    Section 1: Principles of chemistry
    Section 2: Chemistry of the elements
    Section 3: Organic chemistry
    Section 4: Physical chemistry
    Section 5: Chemistry in society

    Physics Paper 1
    Section 1: Forces and motion
    Section 2: Electricity Section
    Section 3: Waves Section
    Section 4: Energy resources and energy transfer
    Section 5: Solids, liquids and gases
    Section 6: Magnetism and electromagnetism
    Section 7: Radioactivity and particles

    awarding organisation

    Awarding Organisation

    Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall.Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.