IGCSE Combined Science

£399.00

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in science, the IGCSE Combined Science Double Award course is ideal for students who are planning to study further science subjects at A-Level and those aspiring to achieve a career involving science in areas such as: research and development, nursing, pharmacy and forensic science.

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Description

IGCSE Combined Science Course – Double Award

  • Course code: OSC1143
  • Delivery method: Online or Paper Based
  • Course duration: 12 Months
  • Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
  • Specification: Edexcel 4SD0
  • Formal Examination: Students are responsible for booking, paying and making arrangements with their chosen test centre.

This course enables you to study for a Combined Science Double Award where you will:

  • Gain an understanding of biological facts, concepts and principles
  • Discover the importance of accurate experimental work to the scientific method
  • Develop your interest in the study of living organisms
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification for further studies in science at A-Level and BTEC Level
Course Content
BIOLOGY PAPER 1: 4SD0/1B
  • 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: 4SD0/1C
  • 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: 4SD0/1P
  • Section 1: Forces and motion
  • Section 2: Electricity
  • Section 3: Waves
  • Section 4: Energy resources and energy transfer
  • Section 5: Solids, liquids and gases
  • Section 6: Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Section 7: Radioactivity and particles
FAQs
IS THIS THE SAME QUALIFICATION AS A GCSE FROM A SCHOOL OR COLLEGE?

Yes! IGCSE’s are equivalent to GCSE’s. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, you receive full tutor support via email and they are internationally recognised.

IS THERE A REQUIRED READING LIST?

No extra reading is required for the completion of this course.

DO I HAVE TO SIT AN EXAM?

You will need to take the official IGCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course. It is your responsibility to book and pay for these yourself. You can find out more about where to sit your examinations by visiting the Pearson Edexcel website.

The first chance to sit the exam associated with this specification will be June 2019.

Students are required to take full responsibility for making arrangements with their chosen test centre.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS?

You will be required to pay for your exams and fees to take your exams at the examining centre that you choose.

WHAT IF I LIVE OUTSIDE THE UK?

You are still able to study this IGCSE course, but must take the examinations within the UK, as this is the only guaranteed way to access exam centres.

Qualification Information

Upon successful completion of this home learning course and the paper-based examinations you will receive an IGCSE in Combined Science – Double Award.

The IGCSE is recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world as an international equivalent to a UK GCSE. It is awarded by Edexcel.

It serves as ideal preparation for follow-up courses, such as A/AS Level, the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), US Advanced Placement Programme and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Method of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

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.

Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Formal Examination

To achieve an IGCSE in combined science double award you will be assessed across the 3 sciences. All sections will be assessed by 3 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper: Biology Paper 1 4SD0/1B

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Weighing: 33.3% of the IGCSE
  • Total Marks: 120
  • Assessed: Content from the sections under biology paper 1

Paper: Chemistry Paper 1 4SD0/1C

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Weighing: 33.3% of the IGCSE
  • Total Marks: 120
  • Assessed: Content from the sections under chemistry paper 1

Paper: Physics Paper 1 4SD0/1P

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Weighing: 33.3% of the IGCSE
  • Total Marks: 120
  • Assessed: Content from the sections under Physics paper 1

The first chance to sit the exam associated with this specification will be June 2019.

Course Length Information

You will have 12 months to complete the full IGCSE Combined Science Double Award course from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

Additional information

Paper Based or Online

Paper Based, Online

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