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The Edexcel International GCSE Science qualification is a double award.  This means that it is worth two IGCSEs. The Edexcel IGCSE Science specification includes material from the Biology, Chemistry and Physics IGCSE specifications. Students who are looking to gain a good general knowledge of science will benefit from studying IGCSE Science (Double Award).

The IGCSE Science online course combines the study of biology, physics and chemistry to give you a broad-based approach to learning science. The study of science is for you if you want to know how things work, how life develops, what energy is and how it is created.

In the IGCSE Science course you will study the three main pillars of science: biology, chemistry and physics. As you study biology you'll look at the origins of life and the ways in which human biology operates. The development of species and the effect humans have on the environment will also be explored.

In the study of chemistry you'll focus on the Earth, its chemical composition and the ways in which chemical processes can be used to benefit people and advance civilisation.

And as you study physics you'll learn about its laws and processes. You'll study the production and efficient use of energy, and you'll learn about the origin and development of the Universe, discovering how the laws of physics impact on everything that was ever in existence.

IGCSE Science Course Content

This course prepares students for the Edexcel IGCSE Science syllabus (4SC0)

For examination details see Assessment under the Course Overview section

In this course you will study the following:?

Unit 1 - Biology

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


Unit 2 - Chemistry

  1. Principles of chemistry
  2. Chemistry of the elements
  3. Organic chemistry
  4. Physical chemistry
  5. Chemistry in society


Unit 3 - Physics

  1. Forces and motion
  2. Electricity
  3. Waves
  4. Energy resources and energy transfer
  5. Solids, liquids and gases
  6. Magnetism and electromagnetism
  7. Radioactivity and particles
Entry Requirements

You don't need any previous experience or qualifications to enrol in our IGCSE Science course. That's because we believe in making distance learning - and a rewarding future - as accessible as possible. 

Where will I go from here?

An IGCSE in Science will give you vital skills that can lead on to A Level and further studies in science, eventually leading to a career in one of its associated fields. If you want to enter or progress in employment, you'll find your Science IGCSE will demonstrate to employers that you have the ability to commit to learning, and have acquired good reasoning and analytical skills - essential in practically every walk of life.

What will I gain?

This course will prepare you to sit the Edexcel IGCSE Science exams.


ICS Learn Test Papers

There are test papers within your study materials which you should complete, however these do not count towards your final exam grade.

External Assessment

Examinations take place every January and June

You will be required to complete three exams for your IGCSE in Science.

  1. Biology Paper 1: 4SC0/1B - Written Paper - 2 hour
  2. Chemistry Paper 2: 4SC0/1C - Written Paper - 2 hour
  3. Physics Paper 3: 4SC0/1P - Written Paper - 2 hour


All three papers will assess the subject area (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) across all Assessment Objectives. The maximum mark for this paper will be 120. The duration of the exam is 2 hours. There will be a range of compulsory short-answer structured questions which are ramped to ensure accessibility for less-able students, as well as to stretch more-able students.

Important Exam Information

Please note that you are responsible for making your own exam arrangements. You will have to pay an examination fee as well as a centre fee which will vary depending on exam centre.

Find out more information about arranging your examinations.

What will I get?

Because we're experts in online learning, we offer all the support you need along the way.

You'll gain access to our study materials via our online Student Community. These materials have been specially designed for distance learning by experts in your chosen field. You'll also have access to an experienced personal tutor both online and over the phone, ready to help you with guidance and motivation.

Being part of the our online Student Community, means you will also have access to library materials and your account information, as well as vital links with your fellow students, with the chance to discuss your work and ask questions.

Payment Options

You can either pay for your course in full or opt for a monthly payment plan.

Speak to one of our course advisors now for payment plans.

Additional Fees

Please note that you are responsible for making your own exam arrangements. You will have to pay an examination fee as well as a centre fee which will vary depending on exam centre.

Find out more information about arranging your examinations.

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  • Course Code G71
  • Guided Learning Hours 120 - 140
  • Support Period 12 Months

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