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iGCSE Chemistry (International GCSE)

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iGCSE Chemistry (International GCSE)

This Course at a Glance

  • Start to understand the world around you by exploring atoms, molecules and ions
  • Build the foundation knowledge for exciting science-based careers
  • Designed for students aspiring to gain GCSEs
  • Level 2 internationally recognised qualification 
  • Progress to advanced courses in Chemistry  
  • Exam not included 
  • Online learning
 

About Your Course

Without Chemistry, we wouldn’t have vital vaccines that cure disease, insulin to manage conditions like diabetes or highly adaptable and useful materials like plastic. This is because Chemistry enables us to study and understand the properties, composition and structure of both elements and compounds, so we can harness them and transform them into useful substances.
 
For this reason, studying Chemistry can open the door to a whole host of exciting scientific professions. If you’re creative and love the idea of building your career around invention and scientific discoveries, a great place to get started is studying an International GCSE (iGCSE) in Chemistry. 
 
As a Level 2 qualification, it’s the first of many academic qualifications you can gain in the subject. As such, it is an ideal way to get the foundation knowledge you need for Chemistry studies at a higher level. 
 
The course introduces you to an array of important study areas in Chemistry. Throughout the course, you will explore the principles of Chemistry, as well as inorganic, physical and organic Chemistry. 
 
With the knowledge gained, you will be able to evaluate chemical information, make judgements on the basis of this information and appreciate the practical nature of Chemistry. You will also be able to analyse, interpret and evaluate data and experimental methods, drawing conclusions that are consistent with evidence from experimental activities and suggest possible improvements and further investigations. 
 
For the purpose of online learning, extra care and attention have also been paid to ensure the content is interesting and engaging. The course has also been verified as adequate preparation for those continuing to further study in Chemistry and employment in a Chemistry-related field.
 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. This International GCSE (iGCSE) Chemistry (9-1) – No Exam is an Edexcel academic qualification awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding organisation. This course is part of a suite of International GCSE qualifications offered by Pearson.
 
With more than 150 years of international education experience, Edexcel qualifications have firm academic foundations, built on the traditions and rigour associated with Britain’s education system.
 
Being offered completely online, this course also provides you with the flexibility of completing your iGCSEs from the comfort of home, or wherever suits you best. There are no classes or restrictive timetables to adhere to, so you can simply log on and learn as and when you have the time.
Unit 1: Principles of Chemistry
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • States of matter
  • Elements, compounds and mixtures
  • Atomic structure
  • The Periodic Table
  • Chemical formulae, equations and calculations
  • Ionic bonding
  • Covalent bonding
  • Metallic bonding
  • Electrolysis
Unit 2: Inorganic Chemistry 
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • Group 1 (alkali metals) – lithium, sodium and potassium
  • Group 7 (halogens) – chlorine, bromine and iodine
  • Gases in the atmosphere
  • Reactivity series
  • Extraction and uses of metals
  • Acids, alkalis and titrations
  • Acids, bases and salt preparations
  • Chemical tests
Unit 3: Physical Chemistry
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • Energetics
  • Rates of reaction
  • Reversible reactions and equilibria
Unit 4: Organic Chemistry
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • Introduction
  • Crude oil
  • Alkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alcohols
  • Carboxylic acids
  • Esters
  • Synthetic polymers

This online iGCSE qualification builds on the content, knowledge and skills that are explored and developed in Key Stage 3, the programme of study aimed at ages 11–14, or international equivalents for Science.

As such, there are no entry requirements to enrol on this course. However, the assessments for this iGCSE are only available in English, and for this reason, each learner must be able to work in English.

It is recommended that learners can read and write in English at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions here

At the end of each unit, you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed, your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your iGCSE exam!

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course.

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

If you decide to take the iGCSE exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an iGCSE in Chemistry. 

International GCSEs (iGCSEs) enable successful progression to A Level study and beyond. This course has also been created in collaboration with International Advanced Level and GCE A Level Teachers, as well as Higher Education Professors to validate the appropriateness of the qualification, including its content, skills development and assessment structure.

 

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Progression

By successfully completing this International GCSE (iGCSE) Chemistry (9-1), and the associated exams, you can progress to:
  • International Advanced Subsidiary, for example in Chemistry
  • International Advanced Level, for example in Chemistry
  • GCE Advanced Subsidiary, for example in Chemistry
  • GCE Advanced Level, for example in Chemistry
  • Level 3 vocational qualifications in science, for example, BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science
  • Other comparable, Level 3 qualifications, such as Access to Higher Education Diplomas
  • Employment, for example in a science-based industry where an apprenticeship may be available

iGCSE Chemistry (International GCSE)

This Course at a Glance

  • Start to understand the world around you by exploring atoms, molecules and ions
  • Build the foundation knowledge for exciting science-based careers
  • Designed for students aspiring to gain GCSEs
  • Level 2 internationally recognised qualification 
  • Progress to advanced courses in Chemistry  
  • Exam not included 
  • Online learning
 

About Your Course

Without Chemistry, we wouldn’t have vital vaccines that cure disease, insulin to manage conditions like diabetes or highly adaptable and useful materials like plastic. This is because Chemistry enables us to study and understand the properties, composition and structure of both elements and compounds, so we can harness them and transform them into useful substances.
 
For this reason, studying Chemistry can open the door to a whole host of exciting scientific professions. If you’re creative and love the idea of building your career around invention and scientific discoveries, a great place to get started is studying an International GCSE (iGCSE) in Chemistry. 
 
As a Level 2 qualification, it’s the first of many academic qualifications you can gain in the subject. As such, it is an ideal way to get the foundation knowledge you need for Chemistry studies at a higher level. 
 
The course introduces you to an array of important study areas in Chemistry. Throughout the course, you will explore the principles of Chemistry, as well as inorganic, physical and organic Chemistry. 
 
With the knowledge gained, you will be able to evaluate chemical information, make judgements on the basis of this information and appreciate the practical nature of Chemistry. You will also be able to analyse, interpret and evaluate data and experimental methods, drawing conclusions that are consistent with evidence from experimental activities and suggest possible improvements and further investigations. 
 
For the purpose of online learning, extra care and attention have also been paid to ensure the content is interesting and engaging. The course has also been verified as adequate preparation for those continuing to further study in Chemistry and employment in a Chemistry-related field.
 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. This International GCSE (iGCSE) Chemistry (9-1) – No Exam is an Edexcel academic qualification awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding organisation. This course is part of a suite of International GCSE qualifications offered by Pearson.
 
With more than 150 years of international education experience, Edexcel qualifications have firm academic foundations, built on the traditions and rigour associated with Britain’s education system.
 
Being offered completely online, this course also provides you with the flexibility of completing your iGCSEs from the comfort of home, or wherever suits you best. There are no classes or restrictive timetables to adhere to, so you can simply log on and learn as and when you have the time.

Modules

Unit 1: Principles of Chemistry
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • States of matter
  • Elements, compounds and mixtures
  • Atomic structure
  • The Periodic Table
  • Chemical formulae, equations and calculations
  • Ionic bonding
  • Covalent bonding
  • Metallic bonding
  • Electrolysis
Unit 2: Inorganic Chemistry 
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • Group 1 (alkali metals) – lithium, sodium and potassium
  • Group 7 (halogens) – chlorine, bromine and iodine
  • Gases in the atmosphere
  • Reactivity series
  • Extraction and uses of metals
  • Acids, alkalis and titrations
  • Acids, bases and salt preparations
  • Chemical tests
Unit 3: Physical Chemistry
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • Energetics
  • Rates of reaction
  • Reversible reactions and equilibria
Unit 4: Organic Chemistry
The following sub-topics are covered in this section:
  • Introduction
  • Crude oil
  • Alkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alcohols
  • Carboxylic acids
  • Esters
  • Synthetic polymers

Requirements

This online iGCSE qualification builds on the content, knowledge and skills that are explored and developed in Key Stage 3, the programme of study aimed at ages 11–14, or international equivalents for Science.

As such, there are no entry requirements to enrol on this course. However, the assessments for this iGCSE are only available in English, and for this reason, each learner must be able to work in English.

It is recommended that learners can read and write in English at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions here

Assessment

At the end of each unit, you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed, your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your iGCSE exam!

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course.

Qualifications

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

If you decide to take the iGCSE exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an iGCSE in Chemistry. 

International GCSEs (iGCSEs) enable successful progression to A Level study and beyond. This course has also been created in collaboration with International Advanced Level and GCE A Level Teachers, as well as Higher Education Professors to validate the appropriateness of the qualification, including its content, skills development and assessment structure.

 

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Progression

By successfully completing this International GCSE (iGCSE) Chemistry (9-1), and the associated exams, you can progress to:
  • International Advanced Subsidiary, for example in Chemistry
  • International Advanced Level, for example in Chemistry
  • GCE Advanced Subsidiary, for example in Chemistry
  • GCE Advanced Level, for example in Chemistry
  • Level 3 vocational qualifications in science, for example, BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science
  • Other comparable, Level 3 qualifications, such as Access to Higher Education Diplomas
  • Employment, for example in a science-based industry where an apprenticeship may be available

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